Today we visited Frampton Marshes Reserve near Boston Lincs and were very pleased to get good sightings of a Peregrine. We were watching the flocks of ducks leaving the water and land en masse and then spotted a Peregine just landed with a Teal which it proceeded over the next 30 minutes to pluck and eat. It moved the carcass once and then finally flew off with its crop very full. Great to meet up with Peter and Lynne and be introduced to 'their' wonderful reserve..
Saturday, October 31, 2015
Tattershall Castle has its origins in either a stone castle or a fortified manor house but was largely rebuilt in brick, and greatly expanded, by Ralph, 3rd Lord Cromwell, Treasurer of England, between 1430 and 1450. A great place to explore especially with added Halloween features
Friday, October 30, 2015
The NCDD is showing a textile exhibition by Michael Brennand-Wood called the Seeds of Memory. The 3-D textile pictures are very impressive but I liked best the way the shadows of basically round and spoked circles on wires produced shadows that looked liked beetles, butterflies etc. In the corridor of NCDD is a textile model of Sleaford Church with the real church in the background.
Isaac Newton was born at Woolsthorpe Manor on 25 December 1642 and returned here in 1666 when Cambridge University closed due to the plague. He performed many of his most famous experiments, most notably his work on light and optics. This is also said to be the site where Newton, observing an apple fall from a tree, was inspired to formulate his law of universal gravitation. A very dark house to photograph but here some cameos from his study/bedroom and the scullery; also an exterior view. We intended to lunch at Belton House nearby but there were so many cars we abandoned that but did photograph a very obliging deer in the Park before heading for Sleaford.
Thursday, October 29, 2015
Tuesday, October 27, 2015
Another beautiful day for a walk at Wandlebury hoping for a good number of fungi. There were very few around in the woods but the meadow had lots including two cow dung specialists, Coprinus niveus, the Snowy Ink Cap and a Panaeolus species.