Jon Dunn (@dunnjons )

Jon Dunn

Bio Nature writer, photographer, tour leader. Author @BloomsburyBooks Orchid Summer. Also @PrincetonUPress Britains Sea Mammals & Britains Mammals. c/o @PFDagents
Location Shetland
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Twitter Web App : My regular round up of the latest rare bird sightings in Britain, Ireland and beyond for the lovely folks at RareBirdAlertUK. This week mainly distracted by videos of The Swedish Chef. twitter.com/RareBirdAlertU…

Twitter Web App : Monday morning, brought to you by a Blue-spot Hairstreak from this time last year, taken whilst I was co-leading a butterfly tour in the French Alps for Greenwings. Rarely as glamorous as their cousins the blues and the coppers, hairstreaks are subtle, but reward a closer look.

Twitter Web App : Another highlight of my recent Orkney trip - seeing tiny Scottish Primroses, found in a small area of northern Scotland and nowhere else in the world.

For a wee primula it packs a punch - beautiful, tough, but thriving only in a Goldilocks zone of perfect short turf & salinity.

Twitter Web App : Its #NationalMeadowsDay - here in #Shetland many are presently fields of golden buttercups, but look closer and theyre bursting with biodiversity - full of myriad flowering plants, humming with bumblebees, and home to many ground-nesting birds.

Oh, and a pony or two.

Twitter Web App : Changing lockdown criteria in Scotland meant a work trip to Orkney was possible today. Orchids were the main focus, but there was a fine botanical supporting cast - here a lovely Mountain Everlasting flowering on a pristine area of maritime heath.

Twitter Web App : We launched a crowdfunder yesterday - it has just passed £30,000. Thank you so much.

We challenge the lawfulness of licences issued by NaturalEngland for Defra UK Badger cull. Free shooting, as licensed, is palpably inhumane, we say. ow.ly/BlW250Am1Ny