Sunday, 30 July 2017

The “UK and Ireland Natural History Bloggers” network is closing down

When I started this network about 15 years ago, my aim was to encourage more people to share their natural history observations on-line. At that time, there were just a handful of people blogging about natural history in the UK and Ireland.

Things have changed a lot over the years. These days many people regularly share their natural history observations via blogs, discussion groups, social media, etc. There are also several other networks promoting natural history on-line.

Due to family and work commitments, I haven’t been able to spend much time on administration and promotion over the past year or so. To make matters worse, a recent hardware failure means that I am having difficulty in accessing the network’s correspondence and archives.

I have decided to call it a day. I will be closing the network down at the end of September 2017. If anyone is interested in taking it over, please leave a comment below.

Thanks,

Roger Butterfield
Founder & Administrator
UK and Ireland Natural History Bloggers

3 comments:

James Common said...

Hi Roger,

Very sorry to hear this. This site has provided great inspiration over the years. If no one else shows an interest, I may be interested in taking over the site. With so many excellent bloggers involved, it would be a shame not to continue with promotion. Would you prefer it if I got in touch via email?

Kind regards,
James Common

Roger Butterfield said...

Thanks James. I'll be in touch!

David German said...

I have no idea what is involved in running the network but I have been pleased to be a small part of the group and perhaps if we knew more we might together spread the word to try and find someone or perhaps a small group of people to keep it gaining.
More and more people are getting involved with parish and community websites and Facebook groups.
Thanks for keeping it going so long.it must have been a long lonely task.
David