Maze Park and the Marshalling Yards contain ideal habitat for graylings, which require areas of bare ground for basking and clumps of grasses suitable for egg-laying.
In 2001, local naturalists had a big surprise when the grayling butterfly was recorded here.
In recent years, the grayling has spread out along the Tees corridor, and may be found at suitable sites all the way along to South Gare.
Management work at Maze Park is carried out to ensure conditions are kept right for dingy skipper, grayling and other butterflies.
Grayling, leaning forward in his chair at a London cafe as though offering me a truffle of wisdom for my delectation.
Author of over twenty books, including The Good Book: A Humanist Bible, as well as countless newspaper and magazine columns, Grayling has been a paradigm of humanism for many years: vice president of the British Humanist Association, patron of the UK organization Dignity in Dying, honorary associate of the National Secular Society ...
What makes Grayling tick, in his words, is "the fact that the world is so rich in interest and in puzzles, and that the task of finding out as much as we can about it is not an endless task, but certainly one which is going to take us many, many millennia to complete." There's a sort of childlike grin that beams out at me, as he affirms: "That's exciting--discovery is exciting." Grayling takes pleasure in doubt and possibility, in invention and innovation: the tasks of the open mind and open inquiry.
The temptation to fall for the former--hook, line, and sinker--is plain to see: "People like narratives, they like to have an explanation, they like to know where they are going." Weaving another string of thought into his tapestry of human psychology, Grayling laments that his fellow human beings "don't want to have to think these things out for themselves.
[UKPRwire, Wed Mar 31 2010] Michael Murphy, CEO Grayling
said: In order to be effective as a global consultancy we need to operate with an international mindset reflecting the way that many large companies and organisations work.