Monthly Archives: May 2010

Kick Sample

22/04/10 Dr Ben Rushbrook and volunteer Josh Nightingale conducted the monthly riverfly survey at the mini-stream. The ‘kick sample’ involved Ben walking upstream through the shallow fast flowing water, using his foot to kick and roll the pebbles on the … Continue reading

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Pond Dipping

10/04/10 Pond Dipping I joined Rachel and Dr Ben Rushbrook at the Children’s Pond Dipping event.  Gathering around the pond, the children seemed as excited by the act of netting as they did by the Hog Louse and Damsel Fly … Continue reading

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work party: meet me at the farm gates

08/03/10 I met Rachel Remnant (Winnall Moors Warden) at the farm gates in the north of the moors. The ground still had puddles of ice and Rachel took me to meet the work party who were clearing and burning the … Continue reading

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The quiet collisions of water

01/03/10 The mini-stream is a sonorous cul-de-sac just off the footpath running through Winnall Moors. A full orchestra of water sounds can be heard, from the tumult of the river water pouring in from the Itchen, to the quiet collision … Continue reading

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A few first thoughts on walking and listening

The origin of the word walk is a mixture of movement through place and movement in time. walk v. walken, walkien travel on foot, move about, a fusion of Old English Wealcian to roll up, curl, muffle up. The abrupt … Continue reading

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