Voyages of discovery

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Extra events – including a look round the archaelogical 
discovery at Star Carr – have been added to Heritage Open Days programme.

Under the collective title of Wetlands Ancient and Modern – interpreting the Carrs landscape, they will all take place on Saturday September 8.

For the landscape history guided walk, Scarborough Council’s wetland project officer Tim Burkinshaw will take participants on a journey of discovery through Scarborough’s wetland heritage.

He will explain the origin of the black peat soils at Flixton, explore the natural history of the wetland ditches and ponds, and observe an active archaeological dig.

There are two sessions: 9.30am-10.30am and noon-1pm.

Children’s discovery activities will be led by Helen Percival, Scarborough Council’s community engagement fficer, and Bob Briggs of the Discover Filey Project.

There will be a range of guided activities including studying soils, mini-beast hunting and pond dipping. Children must be accompanied. Sessions are: 9.30-10.30am and noon-1pm.

Visit to Flixton Island archaeological dig is an opportunity to see an ongoing scientific investigation at this Mesolithic site.

It will take place from 10.30an to 11.15am and 1pm to-1.45pm.

The meeting point for all the events is Flixton Bridge.