Incredible footage from an helicopter of the mountain rescue of the basal detachment in Marmolada.
Water lubrication at the base (or interstrata) and increased pressure in water-filled crevasses are probably the main causes for this catastrophic event
Amazing scenes at Far Ings Nature Reserve today. This young bittern was found in the meadow by our warden. It seemed to be inexperienced at flying & grounded by the wind. After a bit of check over it was taken to the edge of the reedbed where it happily disappeared into the reeds
It's #SwiftAwarenessWeek! #Swifts the aviators of our skies, miracles of nature & a joy to observe, scream & scythe through our summer skies. They are losing their homes in niches, nooks & crannies of our roofs, as 1 by 1 we seal up holes & cut them adrift. Can you help?
This is a small-leaved lime, and whenever I come across one at this time of year, I’m always astounded by quite how many bees it attracts - you can really hear it humming! 😹 (although you can also hear the swallows)
This is a small-leaved lime, and whenever I come across one at this time of year, I always astounded by quite how many bees it attracts - you can really hear it humming! 😹 (although you can also hear the swallows)
The view’s made all the more pleasant by this delightful little tea room complete with deckchairs out on the lawn, where one can relax and contemplate one’s surroundings as the cormorants fly past and the swallows and martins twitter and warble as they dart around your head
Checked all Swift boxes today. Can't believe it but I have 12 nests. 2 still on eggs, 22 live chicks having amazingly only lost 2 to the bee swarm. Result!
Everyone should try to get these birds nesting on their houses. It takes a bit of effort but it is really worth it.
Today is #NationalMeadowsDay! The loss of our uplifting hay meadow habitats in the UK makes my heart hurt, so I want to share with you the secret for turning your lawn into a mini wildflower meadow for *free* 👊
Last year we created a meadow area in the village (with the @WKWT ), it's amazing to see the variety of wildflowers! Pictured: pyramidal orchid (😮), cornflower, corncockle and of course yellow rattle. This would otherwise be an area of close cropped grass. #NationalMeadowsDay
I want to tell you a story about something fascinating that has happened in Japan.
An academic named Kohei Saito wrote a book about democratic "degrowth communism".
Everyone said it would be a flop, because degrowth "is a terrible word", and communism "is a terrible word too."
A lot of people seem to be really struggling to grasp exactly what the Tories have become.
It's no mystery to me- I've seen them up close, at work and play, and I think you guys need to understand what we're dealing with.
A thread 👇