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The cult of Kukulkan/Quetzalcoatl and the feathered pterosaur reptiles

Looking to the skies, the Mesoamerican peoples all revered the power of the great birds which flew above them, such as the eagle and condor. They also had respect and wonder for the many snakes which inhabited the land. It … Continue reading

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Midsummer, Supermoon and Death

When the longest day fell on the 21st of June, it was dark and overcast and seemed like the shortest day. Thousands of years ago our ancestors would have been most put out to find their stone circles could not … Continue reading

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Raining In My Heart

We have enjoyed some glorious hot days since the beginning of the month. The Met Office have warned that may have constituted our Summer for 2013. Certainly, as the jet stream gave us our coldest spring for 50 years, it … Continue reading

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Fast flowing water; Grey Heron and White Throated Dipper

We live to the south west of Cauldcleuch Head, a 619 metres high ridge which is near the start of the Scottish Watershed (see Peter Wright’s ‘Ribbon of Wilderness’). It is a significant goal for many hardy hikers to aim … Continue reading

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Glorious 12th

Yesterday was the ‘Glorious 12th’ and all grouse (lagopus lagopus scoticus ) in Scotland would have been finding themselves the target of many shooters had it not been a Sunday. No game may be shot on a Sunday. From today … Continue reading

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