For 12 years we have been exhibiting at the Bird-watcher’s Glastonbury, the British Birdfair held at Rutland Water reserve. This year was bigger and better than ever due to the 25th Anniversary year. The Birdfair helps raise money to support BirdLife International’s Flyways Programme, but this year focussed specifically on the Americas. We helped raise funds to support conservation efforts to protect birds which breed in the prairies and other grasslands in North America but winter south in the pampas grasslands of South America. Birdfair encompasses the whole spectrum of the birdwatching industry whilst at the same time supporting global bird conservation. There are hundreds of stands selling the latest products for wildlife enthusiasts from scopes to sculptures, binoculars to bird food, eGuides to eco-holidays. After I gave a lecture on the Galapagos Islands, I took a moment to chat with the TV presenter Nick Baker, who became well known on BBC’s The Really Wild Show, more recently he appears on BBC Autumnwatch and Springwatch and presented the popular long running Weird Creatures series (C5 / Animal Planet). His enthusiasm for bugs and larger creatures is infectious. I was pleased to hear of his support of the Seahorse Trust.