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Thanks to Rodley Nature Reserve for great activities on spring open day. We particularly enjoyed the pond-dipping and met Tom Hubball of the Yorkshire Branch of the British Dragonfly Society. He let us peer through a hand lens at a couple of dragonfly larvae in a test tube. He pointed out the three feather-like structures at the end of their abdomen...
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I took the boys to meet artist Rebecca Chesney, who has spent a year looking at the bumble bees, honey bees and solitary bees on the Bretton Estate at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park. She showed us around her exhibition and told us about her experience. Macsen agreed to help me film, hence the low angles. Remind me to teach him how to walk on stilts for...
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Silent Sunday

Posted by on June 5, 2011
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Useful dog poo

Posted by on June 4, 2011
A man was fishing on Rodley Canal. He had all the kit – seat, net, rods, bait, flask, bags… the works. Not cheap, all that stuff, even I know that. And not far behind him were two piles of fresh dog mess. The boys, who are encouraged to talk to strangers (AKA fellow members of their community) kindly pointed it out to him. “Go and...
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