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Connecting with Nature

By 13/05/2021May 20th, 2021News

The theme of this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week is nature and we’ve asked staff to submit photos which we’ll be sharing this week to lift everyone’s spirits!

We begin with this beautiful early morning ridge and furrow!

‘One advantage of the dog getting up at 6am is that I get to see the sunrise!’

Jenny, Manager of the Durham office

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This is Lucius, sound asleep in the shade.

‘I just like it because it’s calm!’

Caroline, HR officer

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Low Newton by the Sea, Northumberland

‘Sometimes archaeology allows you to escape the lockdown and visit some beautiful places’

Ben

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‘This is a photo from my bedroom window at my parent’s farm. I miss this view!’

Rebecca 

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Bluebells

Peter, Director

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‘Gardening interrupted’

Chris, Post-Roman Pottery & Clay Tobacco Pipe Specialist

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Amazing wildlife photos taken by Sean at our Cholsey site in Oxfordshire!

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More fantastic wildlife photos from Sean, this time from the Larkstoke Manor site in Warwickshire.

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‘This is Parsnip sitting by a border made of discarded CBM in the garden, eating flowers (!) The picture below is from my local park last year – mama and papa swan taking their cygnets for a walk.’ 

Sian, Finds & Environmental Manager

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‘The first two photos were taken at Hidcote House during our first family day trip after lockdown and we were really happy chasing our 4 year old through the gardens. As for the picture of the cherry trees, perhaps there’s a clunky metaphor in the way the haras fencing protects them!’

Robin, Project officer

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Black squirrel

Dave, Cambridge office

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‘This is a long exposure shot, which was taken at Cobbold’s point in Felixstowe.’

Ryan, Archive Supervisor & UAS Operator

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Escaping to high places and ancient landscapes with my dogs always makes me feel more grounded. This is Nottingham Hill Camp and the ancient trackway which bisects it has views of the Malverns and distant Welsh mountains. It’s a multi-period site with a Bronze Age barrow cemetery, an Iron Age promontory hillfort, coin evidence for Romano-British occupation and documentary evidence of Early Medieval settlement. A Bronze Age hoard, mainly swords, was found here and a cup and ring marked stone. It’s been the perfect place to forget about 21st century problems over the last few months.

Cate, Illustrator

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