Britain’s Hated Wildlife

Although we all love wildlife, I’ve noticed that certain species get completely overlooked in the UK.  In fact, I’d go further than that and say that they are hated.  I’m talking here of crows, magpies, rats, moles, wood pigeon, wasps, slugs, moths, stoats and weasels, the list goes on.  No-one seems to love them but they too are beautiful in their own right, really!   I believe that all life is special and deserves our respect.  So I aim to redress the balance and show how beautiful, intelligent and magnificent they are, equally deserving of our love as other, “cuddlier” species.

I hope you will join me in this journey of discovery to learn more about each of these species and grow to love them too.  Please send me your snippets of information, stories and views, together with photos and video clips via my Facebook Page (in development) or email to:

I plan on developing this as a web resource about Britain’s Hated Wildlife species and our feelings about them, to promote love for them all.

I am going to start with the Crow, or Carrion Crow to give it it’s full title.  Well I had to, I’ve just realised it’s latin name is Corvus Corone, (my surname is Croney), so we must be related!  Also, I’ve been thinking about doing this for ages and when waving to my favourite neighbourhood crow, Colin, the other day (yes, I unapologetically name them, this isn’t a scientific journal), he shat slap bang on my forehead as if to say: “Come on, get on with it!”

So here goes. Click on this to find out more about Crows.   Does anybody else out there love them too!?


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