Lyme Regis Fossil Festival

Anyone who has ever found their first ammonite curled up on the beach knows the buzz of a fossil find – the combination of holding something millions of years old in your hand, and the thrill of finding buried treasure brings thousands of people to the Jurassic Coast every year. This weekend Lyme Regis is…

Cuckoo’s What?!

Sadly, nowadays it’s getting rarer and rarer to hear a cuckoo in the spring, but the memory of this once-common herald of the spring lingers in the common names of some of the wildflowers  which bloom at this time of year. Growing up in mid-Devon, this was known as Lady’s Smock, but a more common…