Welcome to Field Notes, I’m Jon, and here I explore all things ecology and conservation. Read my blog posts; find out more about me; or contact me. Latest posts Life on the Edge: Earth is a blue planet: oceans cover 71% of the Earth’s surface, contain 97% of all our planet’s water, and are home to a vast kaleidoscope of life. Autumn on My Patch: September comes, and each morning finds skeins of mist and dew-spangled spider-silk hanging over the fields. Red Alert: Britain’s mammals on the edge: The hedgehog is one of Britain’s most popular mammals, but is threatened with extinction in the near future. Summer on My Patch: Spring rolls into summer, and on my patch, life picks up the pace.