Cranborne Chase Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is one of only 14 UNESCO Dark Sky areas in the world, and this week from Monday is International Dark Sky Week.
To inspire us to treasure our good fortune, the AONB's 'resident astronomer', Steve Tonkin, is giving an online talk on Wednesday, 7 April, at 7.30 'which will show how you can re-create some of the discoveries of pioneering astronomers like Galileo, and will guide you towards getting the very best out of your binoculars or small telescope.'
You can book a place on this talk here the AONB's website. There's no charge.
I'll be there, along with my small telescope.
The pages now display photos of fungi taken by members. This one by Andrew Carter - Trametes versicolour.
Please do not eat any of them.
If it's not me, Elizabeth Forbes, website editor (keen but ignorant), I'll say so.