Liverpool Nature Nerds

This image was taken by NASA's Solar Dynamic Observatory in October 2014. The image blends two sets of extreme ultraviolet wavelengths. The active regions of the Sun appear brighter. Credit: NASA/SDO.

Why do we celebrate Halloween?

Halloween! Why is it celebrated? It used to be the Celtic end of harvest festival of Samhain, which later became All Hallows Eve.

Autumn or fall scene where trees and shrubs are showing reds, oranges and pink colours. By 360onhistory.com

The Colours of Autumn and Why Leaves Fall

Why do leaves fall and what is the reason we can see the purples, reds, oranges, yellows, and browns in winter?

A goldfinch perched on a stem of a planet with some brown grasses in the background. A new study says that Britain has lost 73 million birds over the last 50 years

Britain has lost 73 million birds over the last 50 years

The number of wild birds in Britain has fallen by 73 million since 1970. Most of the declining species are farmland birds, where a mix of increasingly industrialised agriculture, habitat loss and the ...

Yellow and black bee on yellow flower in a filed of yellow flowers during daytime.

Why we should love dandelions

Why we should love dandelions, post on Nature and Bees on 360 on History. Dandelions are a lifeline for bees on the brink.

Kitty Wilkinson

Podcast Episode 60 l Kitty Wilkinson – The Saint of the Slums

Podcast Episode 60 is on Kitty Wilkinson, The Saint of the Slums in Liverpool. She had the only boiler and taught people to disinfect.

Black and White photo of Kitty Wilkinson. Kitty Wilkinson became recognised during a cholera epidemic in 1832. She had the only boiler in her neighbourhood and allowed her neighbours to use it for one penny per week. She had quickly realised the importance of thoroughly cleaning infected clothing and line to help stop the spread of cholera, thus saving many lives.

Kitty Wilkinson – The Saint of the Slums l Liverpool l Hero

Kitty Wilkinson became recognised during a cholera epidemic in 1832. She had the only boiler in her neighbourhood and allowed her neighbours to use it for one penny per week. She had quickly realised ...

Picture of a red fuzzy dragonfly with transparent wings spread out. Blurred green leaves in the background.

The study of evolution is fracturing – and that may be a good thing

The study of evolution is fracturing – and that may be a good thing. This debate could have a significant impact on the future of this scientific field.

Barn swallow (Hirundo rustica) summer 2004, Denmark. 360 on History

Swallows – Liverpool Nature Nerds

Swallows are summer birds to the UK and this post is for the Liverpool Nature Nerds a community forum by 360 on History. They are here from March to October

Common swift or Apus apus in flight

Swifts – Liverpool Nature Nerds

Summer is almost upon us and it time for more migratory birds to arrive in the UK from Africa. We've had a few already but I for one can't wait for the swifts, swallows and martins. Here we talk about...

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