Tuesday, September 13, 2005

English Nature SSSI awards

The annual "Green Oscars" are handed out today for a handful of those who help maintain Sites of Special Scientific Interest in England. And this year, my sister is among the winners!

From the English Nature Press release:
Phil Webster and Helen Annan became unofficial wardens of the nature reserve next door to the youth hostel they manage and their infectious enthusiasm helped found a Friends group. This year hundreds of natterjack toadlets emerged – an enormous success for a vital species.
Their hostel, in Millom, Cumbria, is right on the edge of the Lake District, surrounded by a mix of stunning coastal and mountain scenery, and with a number of significant nature reserves nearby. You can listen to the rare natterjack toad on their website.

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