Lumps, bumps, humps and how to date dirt!
Mar06

Lumps, bumps, humps and how to date dirt!

I’m spending a lot time of thinking about archaeology at the moment. Apart from watching Time Team and marvelling and the various fashions of Tony Robinson and how Phil’s shorts conceal less than they should, I have never had more than a passing interest in the subject, but I do love spotting a bit of land use history- an old hedge bank or granite gate post here, a coppice stool there. Now I am in the position of helping to organise a...

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Designated? But what do all the letters mean?
Nov23

Designated? But what do all the letters mean?

Reading a recent edition of the Moorlander whilst sat in my local pub, I read an article about the recently published State of Nature report, which if you read what has been written (or the report itself) is all pretty depressing. Nature in the UK is not doing at all well; even in beautiful parts of the country such as Dartmoor the decline is evident and demonstrable. Whilst reading the article I spotted a statistic stating that even...

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2.5 million shades of grey

The Grey Squirrel. We see it everywhere, all through the year, in all weathers. It’s one of the first bits of wildlife we are exposed to as children and one of the earliest ones we learn to name. But of course the grey squirrel is most definitely not a native of these shores. They were introduced in 1876 from north America as interesting features in big estates throughout the UK, and now around 150 years later there are over 2.5...

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