The Teasel is interesting as it gets its name from the spiny heads used to tease out and separate fibres of wool before spinning, or to raise the pile or nap of the finished cloth. The prickly heads were split with all the prickles going the same way and placed in frames which were placed on rotating drums before the advent of steel brushes. (Flora Britannica by R. Mabey)
Handy for the snooker table.
Well, that's another thing I didn't know! You're a veritable goldmine of information, Peter!
It's wonderful to see the wild flowers in such great shape over there...I think a lot has changed since I left in 1992!
Very best wishes to you,
There certainly seems to be more awareness these days for preservation, but a great deal of damage has been done. Not that it had anything to do with you I might add!
It's great to see you recording the English countryside so well, peter. My sister sent me a link toBirdsong Radio - A peaceful Dawn Chorus broadcast live over the internet.">birdsong radio which I was trying to listen to a minute ago, but the stream was full, and so it wouldn't play, but you might have more luck, if you don't know about this already..
I just downloaded it and am listening to it on Real player, it's so lovely, reminds me of long ago!
cheers, I hope you like the birdies...
Start of a walk from Rosliston Forestry Centre (6 photos)
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