This particular webpage was expanded to some extent because of an undergraduate study of the Barton succession by Rachel Helsby. The project was partly to help understand the occurrence of an unusual Barton limestone with Nemocardium and Xenophora that has been found offshore in Christchurch Bay by Dr Ken Collins. A previous project comparing the limestone with the Barton strata in the cliffs of the Hampshire coast has been undertaken by Sarah Snowdon..
He was met bid for bid, however, by “a burly biker guy” who turned out to have been one of Hattersley’s students, and later showed Wilson scars on his hands from smashing in Threadgill’s doors as the first firefighter arriving at the building when it caught fire in 1982. That competitor bowed out just after the $1,000 mark passed, but Wilson then found himself facing another equally fierce bidder as the amount continued to climb. Finally, Wilson says, as the bid had reached around $1,700, he turned to the unfamiliar man and growled, “I just want you to know that I am going to have that fiddle.” Equally determined, the stranger hissed, “Well, I’m gonna get it to give to Threadgill’s!” After introductions and explanations, the pair decided to kick the bid up to a show stopping $2,000 and split the difference, with the fiddle now on display in a glass case (hopefully a more secure one than the old one the Broken Spoke used to have for their saddle collection) at the south location of Threadgill’s for all to see.
On June 29 the female kinglet seemed more restless than usual. When she left to feed, she rummaged on branches overlooking the nest as if she was afraid to leave it while the male sang in the distance. The eggs were due to hatch any day, but a family reunion called me away and I didn get back to nest watching until the first of July.
Suburban basements on gaming consoles or Hot Wheels tracks. But once upon a time, this was Canada’s racetrack: Westwood. Tired of shredding tires on the rough and rutted asphalt of local airfields, club members wanted a dedicated facility at which to indulge their need for speed.
Up to 75% of the world’s cocoa beans are grown in small farms in West Africa. In the Ivory Coast alone, there are an estimated 200,000 children working the fields, many against their will, to create chocolate enjoyed around the world. Many of the children don’t even know what chocolate is.
Darkonians, with their emphasis on politics and world building, look down on those who just bash one another with foam weapons (dismissively called “stick jocks”). Not that there isn’t a fair amount of flailing around with plywood shields in Darkon, and while that’s shown to be damn good fun, it’s the result of a failure of nations. And that’s where the real politics comes in.