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Dog under the table, surrounded by feet

Busy again

nbsp; July and August means lots of people are visiting the observatory, which means lots of guiding work for me. Great! I accept as much as I can, because I know work will be scarce in the autumn. I’m also making a real effort to exercise for my health. It’s working – I have more energy and the weight’s slowly coming off, but it does take up time. So does…


Squee Sunday: Desman

A desman is a semi aquatic mammal in the mole family. There are two kinds: the Pyrenean desman (Galemys pyrenaicus) is 11 to 16 cm (4.3 to 6.3 in) long with a rounded tail about the same length, and it lives in Northern Spain, northern Portugal and southern France. Since they spend much of their time hunting for invertebrates in rivers at, they have webbed rear feet, ears and nostrils…