Warmer Britain means change for the insects | Register

As the climate in Britain has warmed many insects here have been migrating north — flying, hopping or crawling at an average rate of about 5m a day since the 1970s. But even though many of the creatures have used the warmer climates to expand into new territories, not all have benefited. A study published in Scientific Reports (go.nature.com/364tQuv) analysed 25 million recorded sightings of 291 insect species and showed that there were huge variations in the rates the creatures were moving, with some species unable to keep pace with the warming conditions because they have been hemmed in by unsuitable places to move into. For example, the Roesel’s bush-cricket was restricted to the Thames and Solent estuaries until about 50 years ago, but has… Get The International Pack for free for your first 30 days for unlimited Smartphone and Tablet access. Buddha Statue, Stone Bathtub, Marble Fountain, Stone Sculpture – Magic Stone,https://www.magicstonegarden.com/

The Japanese Stone Lantern, located among the cherry blossoms at the Tidal Basin, is quite a

The Japanese Stone Lantern, located among the cherry blossoms at the Tidal Basin, is quite a bit older than its adopted city, Washington, D.C. The lantern was first lit in 1651 in Japan to mark the death of Tokugawa Iemitsu, third shogun of the Tokugawa Dynasty. It was he who closed Japan’s borders to foreigners, a policy that was to last for 200 years. Given in 1954 by the governor of Tokyo to symbolize friendship and peace between Japan and the United States, the lantern is the oldest freestanding man-made stone structure in Washington that is not in a museum. Eight and a half feet tall, the lantern is made of solid granite and weighs six tons. It is lit just once a year in a formal ceremony during the National Cherry Blossom Festival, a joint production of the National Conference of States Societies and the National Park Service, National Capital Region. This year’s honored guest at the April 7 lighting ceremony was Japan’s Ambassador to the United States Shinsuke Sugiyama. View Jeff Malet’s photos from the Japanese Stone Lantern Lighting Ceremony on Sunday, April 7, by clicking on the photo icons below. (function( timeout ) { setTimeout( function() { var notice = document.g...