Posted by: henrymcghie | November 8, 2011

visit to Jodrell Bank yesterday

I went to Jodrell Bank radioo telescope and visitor centre yesterday with university Sustainability Enthusiasts. Jodrell Bank is part of the University of Manchester (as is the museum). It was completely fascinating- with the famous white dish, really good science centre and fantastic arboretum. The tree collection, started by Sir Bernard Lovell, includes lots of rare and interesting trees. We even tasted some fruits of the ‘Blue Sausage Fruit Tree’- no kidding! The autumn colours were beautiful and we saw lots of birds, including a flock of about 10 Redpolls, some Siskins, lots of Redwings, some Bullfinches, and lots more besides. We didn’t see the Ravens or Peregrines, which live on the telescope.



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