Rambling and reflecting

Our Wessex Engagement Lead, Dr Anjana Khatwa, was recently asked to write a blog for the Ramblers Association, as part of the celebrations to mark the 20th Anniversary of the Countryside and Rights of Way Act. This act gave us the right to walk across some of our wildest landscapes in England and Wales.

Anjana talks about her role as an Ambassador for the Ramblers, the links she’s discovered between the Dorset landscapes and Thomas Hardy, and how walking has helped with her own mental wellbeing. Read the blog here

 

Wild Life in the Red

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Sawfish are also called carpenter sharks...but they are rays, not sharks!

There’s also a species called a sawshark, but that’s, well, a shark!

What the heck is a lek?

Males great bustards perform spectacular courtship displays, gathering at a ‘lek’ or small display ground to try to impress the females.

Road Runner!

The great bustard has a dignified slow walk but tends to run when disturbed, rather than fly.

Belly Buster!

The hen-bird on display at The Salisbury Museum was one of the last great bustards to be eaten in the town!

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