Archive for the tag 'Gloucestershire'

8 Comments CherryPie on Sep 12th 2023

On our recent visit to Slimbridge we failed to find the advertised Pelicans but were happy to see all six species of Flamingo (not all captured on camera) residing in their separate watery locations.

18 Comments CherryPie on Sep 11th 2023

Sir Peter Scott was the son of Antarctic explorer Captain Scott who, in his dying letter, urged Peter’s mother to “make the boy interested in natural history”.
Peter particularly loved the wild open marshes of Britain and the mysterious geese that visited from unknown shores. He learned to protect first the birds, and then their wetland [...]

12 Comments CherryPie on Sep 6th 2023

8 Comments CherryPie on Sep 4th 2023

I only went out for a walk and finally concluded to stay out till sundown, for going out, I found, was really going in.
John Muir

6 Comments CherryPie on Sep 3rd 2023

This carving of a human figure was found in the Bishop’s garden in Gloucester around 150 years ago.
The figure is of Jesus. We can tell that because there are rays of sunshine around the figures head, which means it is a special type of halo called a cruciform. This type of halo is only used [...]

4 Comments CherryPie on Aug 31st 2023

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