On 8th September 2012, we assisted with a Heritage Day event at Flixton Carr. The site is currently being excavated by a York University Team lead by Mesolithic expert Dr Nicky Milner and her team. During stone age times the land consisted of small linked islands linked by a gravel ridge in the middle of Lake Flixton. The archaeological team have recovered thousands of flints and unearthed the footprints of ponies that were kept on the islands thousands of years ago. We assisted the Cayton and Flixton Carrs Wetland project, with a family activity to look at animal life found in the nearby ditches. We had a great day and found lots of ‘mini beasts’, Caddis fly larvae, pond skaters, crane flies and several frogs.
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