Archive for November, 2018

Special ‘Festive’ Offer

November 24, 2018

Forget the media hype around ‘Black Friday’ offers, this is a real offer ….

The name of Peter Skidmore to many is synonymous with The Biology of the Muscidae of the World (Series Entomologica), with Diptera and with entomology in general.  Some readers will be aware that he did a great deal of entomological recording on Thorne and Hatfield Moors SSSI.  What readers may not be aware of is that he was also an entomological illustrator.

In 2006 the Forum were proud to be able to publish a number of Peter’s superb illustrations in An Inventory of the Invertebrates of Thorne and Hatfield Moors Following various complimentary comments about the artwork, the Executive commissioned a print run of 100 sets of ten quality art paper prints each signed by the artist Dr Peter Skidmore and offered as a Limited Edition Set.

These Limited Edition Prints were initially offered at £25 and came with a certificate, information on the species illustrated and background information on Peter Skidmore and presented in a folder.

There are a few sets remaining and the Executive are pleased to offer these at just £10 plus postage and packaging at £2.

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So, if you are scratching around for something different for a friend or relative with an interest in natural history then these might be just such a gift?

Please send a cheque made payable to Thorne & Hatfield Moors Conservation Forum for £12 to THMCF Publications, PO Box 879, Thorne, Doncaster, DN8 5WU.

Only a few sets remain, so to avoid disappointment make sure that your order can be fulfilled and email execsec@thmcf.org first to check availability.

 

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Identifying the plants of the past

November 18, 2018

Identifying the plants of the past: A citizen science workshop

by Dr Jane Bunting and Dr Michelle Farrell (Sunday December 9th 2018, 10-1pm)

 
This taster workshop is run by Project Wildscape is an opportunity to learn how researchers study past landscapes, how they find out what they looked like and what people were doing in them. The event will be run from the Education Centre at Hatfield Moors (Boston Park entrance off the A614) at approximately DN7 6DS.
Further details and how to book may be found here.

 

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Image: Copyright Helen R. Kirk

The image above shows a core being taken, the extracted material (like pages from the Doomsday Book) is then examined to inform us of past climate, human activity and interaction with the landscape.  The landscape of the Humberhead Levels is particularly interesting from a number of perspectives not least as a historic wetland and then as humans arrive and settle and change the area to one for agriculture.


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