A day in the country – May’s Wood – Endless suffering


A Day In The Country for me. Filming in May’s Wood at Bere Regis in Dorset – for a future “Countryfile” broadcast. And the rest of the day was spent marshalling facts for tomorrow – when I will be discussing the killing of thousands of badgers in the belief that it will solve a major problem for farmers – on Live Morning TV. This has been a long quest for me and Anne Brummer. Here we are – the original Save-Me warriors working into the evening hours on the long trail of saving our wildlife from persecution. Yep. I guess I’m back. Battered but unbroken ! Well, I was never away, really – I just had to go to Earth for a while.

Brian May and Anne Brummer

Here I am – surrounded by a dream which is coming true. A new forest haven. Now known as May’s Wood, near Bere Regis, Dorset, this is mixed planting designed to evolve into something like the ancient forest which once covered the British Isles. No pesticides, no ‘developments’ – no cruelty. Just a little piece of the Countryside at peace. It’s been a great learning curve. And there is still much to learn. But the children in the school here are growing up with a forest which hopefully will someday mature for their children and their children’s children. 

Brian May visits May’s Wood 17/09/2019

“One hundred one thousand trees here, which we planted and it was only four years ago but already this is a forest and it’s beautiful. So feeling very proud and happy for the forest and also to all the animals which are now living it in peace and safety.”

Does the endless suffering of badgers matter?  Does the suffering of cows matter ? Does the suffering of beleaguered farmers and their families matter? Answer : They ALL matter.

I will be discussing this at

7.15 am this coming morning on Good Morning Britain on ITV

with Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid and a farmer who feels that badgers have destroyed his livelihood.

I’m sure it will be an interesting conversation ! See you there, if you are up at that hideous hour !

Thanks, Linda Geijs for this moving picture.