Saturday, 21 January 2012

Starry Starry Night

This week has seen a lot of press coverage on astronomy with the BBC's Stargazing Live programmes. It's not exactly a wildlife or environment specific subject but it does encourage people to get outside and into nature, which can only be a good thing.

Anyone who looks up at the sky in a city knows that light pollution block out most of the stars, even on a clear night. On Monday night we walked to the local park and spent some time looking up at the sky. The more you look the more you see out there. But it's nothing compared to the number of stars you can see out in the country. It's only then that you realise how much light pollution there is in towns and cities.

Whether it's day or night it's great to get outside and into the fresh air. Look up this weekend and be inspired. And while you're doing that look down and around and see if you can see any nocturnal wildlife too, let yourself be inspired to save the beautiful environment that is the only one we've found so far.

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