Found this little beauty in my sisters garden. I think it might have been shedding it’s skin.
Source: GRENFELL TOWER FIRE
We are happy to say that we are returning to Bryn Celli Ddu for our third year of excavation between the 11-24 of June! It’s free to take part, so we hope you’ll sign up.
The project focuses on the landscape surrounding Wales’ famous Neolithic passage tomb. During the last two years we have built up a picture that includes a Late Neolithic / Bronze Age cairn, along with several rock art panels situated close by, making a case for a complex multi-period landscape. We return to continue to work in the vicinity, looking further at a possible Neolithic causewayed enclosure and ring-ditch in the same area.
Last year, the team opened a 10m × 10m trench over the north-east quarter of a circular Neolithic/early Bronze Age cairn lying some 30m south-west of the main Neolithic passage tomb. We recorded the cairn in plan, recovered samples for radiocarbon dating, and re-excavated…
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2016 seems to have been a particularly bad year for fires in the historic textile mills of northern England. The year started with the destruction of Drummond Mill in Manningham in Bradford, in January. This was followed by a series of mill fires in Greater Manchester, most notably the destruction of Bailey Mill in Saddleworth […]
At Backchannel, Andrew McMillen writes on how one young Wikipedia admin fights back at trolls by raising the profile of notable women in science, one new Wikipedia page at a time.
Well over 9,000 people have now signed an on-line petition opposing the installation of a multiple-mast wake-board towing system in one of the two lakes at Cosmeston Country Park. The Vale of Glamorgan Council wants to franchise-out the development of a commercial wakeboarding centre at Cosmeston Country Park as a money-making enterprise for the council. […]
Another of this year’s young satellite-tagged hen harriers has been found dead. This time it’s Rowan, a bird that hatched at Langholm and was being satellite-tracked by the Hawk & Owl Trust. Here’s a joint statement put out by the Hawk & Owl Trust and Natural England: The body of a juvenile, male hen harrier […]
Long Meg and her Daughters, the ancient stone circle near Penrith is being damaged by vehicles and has been placed onto Historic England’s ‘at risk register’. As someone on Trip Advisor wrote recently: “My American visitor was stunned to find we could just drive up, park and wander at will with no red tape and […]
Where we see a bonfire, wildlife tends to see a home. In the lead-up to November 5th, lots of people will be building bonfires. Many people have now got the message that hedgehogs may take up residence in these piles, but many other less obtrusive species will also be drawn to them such as reptiles, […]
On Wednesday the 19th October 1791, the sea off the Kentish coast ‘ran mountains high, without any apparent cause’. Ships hastily made for harbour and lucky that they did for, on the following morning, a tremendous storm hit the south-east of England, with Kent particularly suffering. On Thursday 20th October, at half past eleven o’clock […]