Saturday, 24 May 2014

Wildlife Watching With Coastdale Parks

Whitby Abbey shadows - explored at #18The cliffs of the coast are a haven for all manner of sealife and perfect for bird watching.  RSPB Bempton Cliffs is a family favourite, and easily the best place in England to see, hear and smell seabirds! From April to August more than 200,000 birds make the cliffs seem alive.  Take yourself on a bracing walk along chalk clifftops - at over 650 feet, they're Britain's highest.  The skies are filled with puffins, gannets and guillemots.  It's an astonishing sight.  The RSPB is developing a National Seabird Centre there too, which will make bird watching even more accessible.
English: Puffin on Bempton Cliffs In the breed...Whitby is the finest place for whale watching on the Yorkshire coast and early autumn evenings are the best time. Between mid September and early November, one of Whitby Coastal Cruises purpose-built, twin-decked pleasure boats leaves Whitby harbour in search of minke whales that follow the shoals of North Sea herring which swim down from the Arctic to their spawning grounds off Whitby.
English: Bempton Cliffs Bring binoculars, this...For an out of this world experience, head off to the eerily enchanting Spurn Point, a prime spot for migrating birdlife. This unique hooked finger of sand and shingle sweeps across the mouth of the Humber into the North Sea. At 5km long but a mere 50m wide at times, it's a ghostly wilderness and a National Nature Reserve with a weird beauty all of its own. Head for the deserted lighthouse at the fingertip and look for terns and plovers which nest among spiky, dusty-blue clumps of sea holly and the vivid yellow blossoms of horned holly.
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Thursday, 24 April 2014

The Honeybee Population

Bee on aster
Bee on aster (Photo credit: nutmeg66)
With decline of the honeybee population and the threat of rising food prices left in the wake of their extinction, how will you be affected but more importantly how will your children be affected.

In 1907 a report from the New York State Department of Agriculture discussed experiments that indicated many crops were dependent on bees for productive pollination, e.g., apple, cherry, pear, strawberry, raspberry, red clover, white clover, melon, squash, pumpkin, and cucumber. In a typical experiment researchers placed netting around some branches of an apple tree to exclude bees and then determined that the number of blossoms was dramatically reduced.

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English: Albert Einstein Fran├žais : portrait d'Albert Einstein (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
“Remove the bee from the earth and at the same stroke you remove at least one hundred thousand plants that will not survive.”
Albert Einstein (Canadian Bee Journal – 1941)

The bee has a wider range of utility and is, in reality, one of the main keystones of agriculture. One of the most celebrated naturalists the world has ever produced once declared this: Suppress the bee from the earth, and by so doing you will suppress at least one hundred thousand plants that will not survive. Remember that the milk and cattle industry are largely dependent on the bee for the fertilization of the clovers.

How many crops of different fruits are dependent on the bee for success? The bee is one of the main links of that wonderful chain forged by nature, and wherever that link is broken, there is bound to be trouble somewhere.


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Sunday, 13 April 2014

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