In 1944 Winterbourne’s third and final private owner, John Nicolson, bequeathed the house and garden to the University of Birmingham. Responsibility for the garden was assumed by the Department of Botany who quickly renamed the grounds as the ‘Winterbourne Research Gardens’ supplementing the already established plant collection with new species intended for use by students of botany. 1,027 more words
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Just to clarify, the title IS referring to shooting photos…before anyone calls up the Antarctic treaty folk to report me!
Now that that’s been cleared up…I thought that it’s been a while since I uploaded any of my ‘nature’ photos so here are a few of my favourites. 115 more words
The last few weeks have seen the arrival of some exciting visitors into the bay – the Spanish research vessel, MV Hesperides (run by the Spanish navy) and this weekend, the Antarctic cruise ship, MV Fram arrived at the wharf…much to our delight after hearing rumours of a shop and hot tubs on the top deck! 661 more words
Since arriving at Rothera back in October, an ever-growing population of Southern Elephant Seals has been a familiar sight on base. They are commonly seen lying atop one another, intermittently abandoning their horizontal position for a short burst of fighting with another, only to quickly tire and resume resting. 629 more words