Archive for September, 2010

Worms and Lichen…

Well I had a fantastic Evening last night at the Natural History Museum. It was special late night and all the Departments had researchers scientists available to talk to the public, as well as fascinating demonstrations and chances to tour areas not usually available to the public.

I was lucky enough to see rare volumes from their Herbarium collections, including notebooks from Captain Cookes original voyages, an apothecaries notebook fromm 1600 and fascinating volumes from the collection of Hans Soanes which are kept at the Museum.

I also had a very interesting chat with some people who work at OPAL
See their site here

I have a couple of kits for doing their Earthworm surveys.

“It may be doubted whether there are many other animals which have played so important a part in the history of the world, as have these lowly organised creatures”

Charles Darwin.

A good way to get to know a bit more about these fascinating and vital animals!

Anyone fancy helping me out or doing a survey in other parts of the estate?We might also do their lichen survey if anyone’s interested …


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Our Great First Meeting!

Well our first meeting generated a lot of interest, a lot of ideas, and a great feeling that something good has started!

A very big thanks to everyone who came along and made such valuable contributions.

As well as introducing Crossfields Green Spaces to the World we had a good chance to meet a variety of interested people from the estate. A very positive experience. 

We had a very good discussion funders and architects about the proposals to develop green areas on the Estate.

A Full report can be seen on our “Greening Crossfields” page here. Please please please give us your ideas/thoughts about these proposals. Either by comments on the page or by email here.

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