janet wrote:When I was doing my NCH we had a plant ident. test every week followed by a list of 20 to learn for the following week. Our tutor Mike would hold up each one, ask 'What is number ?', and we were supposed to have learnt its Latin name
Penfold wrote:... This was so we could still talk and point things out to people on safari when we couldn't find any animals to show them (surprisingly, a frequent occurrence for longish spells).
Here's a couple I took last night:
Orion's Belt and Sword. It's about 70 three-and-a-bit second exposures stacked together.
A dinky Pleiades.
Hardly spectacular, but something I can build on.
Penfold wrote:I know all about that! People don't believe me when I try telling them how easy it is for an elephant to hide behind even the smallest of trees (slight exaggeration there but you know what I mean).
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