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Lodge | Date: 2017-05-31

An apparatus for use in growing a plant crop, the apparatus comprising a structure enclosing a volume (12) in which a crop can be maintained in a controlled environment during the growth of a crop, the structure housing two endless belts (15) in spaced-apart parallel relationship and mounted for synchronous motion about a closed path, a trough (20) to removably retain a nutrient solution (21) for a crop, suspension means (18, 19a) to enable a container (19) holding a crop to be suspended between and move with the belts (15), the paths of the belts (15) being such as to at least partially immerse the container (19) in nutrient solution and feed a crop at least once on a complete belt circuit.

News Article | June 6, 2017
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With summer on the horizon, Lodge on the Desert has revamped its restaurant offerings to reflect tastes of the season, along with expanded dining hours and a new entrance to welcome locals. This newly constructed addition to the historic hotel is just a small part of the larger, $1 million renovation currently underway across the property throughout the year. The new restaurant entrance leads guests directly from the parking lot to the dining area, circumventing the previous path which guided them through the hotel. Of course, guests are still welcome to take the old path for a scenic walk highlighting the beauty of Lodge on the Desert, a Tucson fixture since 1931. The change is among a variety of renovations taking place to modernize the hotel and improve amenities, while still retaining the classic charm guests have come to know and love. Adding lunch hours to its existing dining times, along with extended dinner hours, Lodge on the Desert Restaurant now has something tasty to offer nearly any time of the day, every day of the week: With a menu featuring modern American cuisine infused with Southwest flavors, the updated summer offerings include both new entrées and cocktails. Highlights include a Watermelon Salad and Summer Burger for lunch, Mole Frites and Ancho Braised Lamb Shank for dinner, and a Mexican Flower or Summer Essence cocktail from the bar. Guests are invited to experience the updated menu during any of the expanded hours, including dinner under the stars in the open-air courtyard. “With this new menu, expanded hours, and new entrance, we are inviting the entire city to come see what our Lodge on the Desert Restaurant has to offer,” said Food and Beverage Manager Justin Fitzsimons. “We know that our restaurant has the food, drinks, and service to rival the best in town and we are excited to share it with everyone, including both out-of-town guests and locals seeking a hidden culinary gem.” About Lodge on the Desert An Arizona landmark and Tucson tradition since 1931, Lodge on the Desert is a 100-room boutique hotel appealing to leisure and business travelers alike. Situated on five acres in mid-town Tucson, AZ, against the majestic backdrop of the Santa Catalina Mountains, its charming hacienda-style accommodations and layout confirm that it is Tucson’s urban oasis and an Old Pueblo masterpiece.

Wotton S.,Lodge | Grantham M.,BirdGuides Ltd. | Moran N.,Bto Inc. | Gilbert G.,South and West Scotland Regional Office
British Birds | Year: 2011

By collating records from a number of sources, primarily via BirdGuides, BirdTrack and county bird recorders, it was found that there were a minimum of 600 wintering Eurasian Bitterns Botaurus stellaris in the UK during the 2009/10 winter. There were records from nearly 400 sites, the majority in England. It was estimated that the winter population included 208 resident UK Bitterns.

Laidlaw R.A.,University of East Anglia | Smart J.,Lodge | Smart M.A.,Lodge | Gill J.A.,University of East Anglia
Animal Conservation | Year: 2013

Conservation management of landscapes often targets species of conservation concern, but this can have repercussions for other components of the food web which may, in turn, indirectly influence the target species. In Western Europe, many lowland wet grasslands are managed to encourage declining breeding wader populations but the benefits of creating habitat conditions that attract waders are often limited by increased predation rates. As predator activity may be influenced by the relative availability of different prey sources, we investigate the influence of habitat management for waders on the distribution and activity of the small mammal prey of mammalian predators. Livestock grazing to create the short sward structure that attracts breeding waders on wet grasslands results in areas of tall, dense vegetation being largely restricted to verge areas outwith fields. Through both ink tracking tunnels and field-sign searches, we found small mammal activity to be almost entirely restricted to swards of >20cm height and >80% ground-level cover which, in this landscape, is only found in verges and field edges. The creation of extensive areas of short grass to attract breeding waders may therefore be substantially reducing the abundance of mammal prey for the predators that are limiting wader productivity on many sites. Using this information to plan small mammal habitats within these landscapes may be a means of reducing the predation pressure on breeding waders, and there is an urgent need to establish whether predation rates on wader nests and chicks are lower when small mammals are abundant. © 2012 The Authors. Animal Conservation © 2012 The Zoological Society of London.

Crowley and Lodge | Date: 2010-09-14

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Clements R.J.,10 Weald Court | Everett C.M.,Lodge
Bird Study | Year: 2012

Capsule Breeding Hobbies are more numerous in parts of southeast England than previously recognized, and in suitable habitat their breeding dispersion shows a regular pattern. Aims To establish the density and breeding dispersion pattern of a population of Hobbies in southeast England. Methods Surveys to locate every pair of Hobbies present were conducted in six study areas of between 48.0 and 201.2 km 2 in three counties in southeast England during 2005-10. Results Each study area held between 7 and 21 pairs. Densities were higher than in previous studies conducted in Britain, at between 9.0 and 15.0 pairs per 100 km 2. Mean densities per unit area of non-developed habitat were also consistently higher than expected, at between 10.1 and 17.3 pairs per 100 km 2. The mean nearest known neighbour distances fell within the range 1.8-2.8 km. In all six study areas, pairs were regularly spaced. The majority (68.0%) of nesting and territorial pairs occupied sites in woodland. Conclusions Breeding Hobbies are considerably more numerous in parts of southeast England than previously recognized, and numbers appear to be continuing to increase. Accurate population estimates for Hobbies require species-specific fieldwork. © 2012 Copyright British Trust for Ornithology.

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