River Monster

No more than the size of your thumbnail, I found this young crayfish in the bank-side silts of the river Rib at the weekend. It is a young Signal Crayfish Pacifastacus leniusculus, a north american native species introduced to Europe via Sweden and Finland in the 1960s. This was to ‘replace’ the…

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Another soggy weekend and an astronomical highlight

Another weekend and another football match postponed. Not due to the weather this time but because the opposition could only muster 5 players! A weekend spring cleaning the garden then, with a short walk thrown in that allowed me to document what happens to our river after a period of…

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