Thursday, 1 May 2014

Not seen one of these for years

The Safari didn't get out this morning due to rain and we had a bit of prep to do for our school visit later in the morning. The kids arrived (didn't used to like calling children kids but apparently its a Germanic throwback in our language from Kinder German for children and nothing to do with goats although some act like the herbivorous desert maker, not today's lot though they were great.) and we got down to business with the rocks and pebbles on the beach learning all about their age, properties, colours, textures and shapes, thanks to the Ice Age we've got a fantastic mixture from all over northern Britain to go at.
Once they'd gone back to school with plenty of samples to investigate tomorrow we had a look at the sea after our sandwich. Absolutely nothing doing out there apart from a couple of Sandwich Terns.
Once back inside we had to take down a display to be taken to another venue for an event and underneath was one of these...not seen one for ages! Years even!!!
So how did it get here? They don't move far and our place was raised to the ground and totally rebuilt only 10 years ago and is well isolated from other places.
Well they've only been skulking around for about 300,000,000 years so they're probably pretty good at it by now.
Where to next? More Patch 2 tomorrow followed by a return to our seccret snake site to make up for last week's rained off visit.
In the meantime let us know who's slithering around unnoticed in your outback.

1 comment:

cliff said...

Silverfish?? Used to see quite a few of those in my 1st house in Blackpool 30 odd years ago, but don't recall ever seeing one since, very prehistoric looking.