The sun is shining, the bank holiday weekend is approaching, what better time to head down to the coast? But this is no regular seaside jaunt because this weekend Nature Live is joining scientists from the Museum, Plymouth University, the British Antarctic Survey and the National Oceanography Centre, Southampton to name but a few (! ) for the annual Fossil Festival in Lyme Regis. It's free, open to all and crammed full of exciting events and activities.
The coast at Lyme Regis
Nature Live will be linking live, via satellite, back to the studio in South Kensington, reporting on all the comings and goings at the festival, new fossil discoveries along the coast of Lyme Regis and where's the best place in town for a decent ice-cream (extensive sampling will be taking place throughout the weekend!)
A seagull stole Natalie's (centre) ice-cream shortly after this photo was taken at Lyme Regis last year!
- Saturday 4 May 12.30 and 14.30 Live from Lyme Regis: Fossil Hunters
- Sunday 5 May 12.30 and 14.30 Live from Lyme Regis: Shoreline Search
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Now, it's time to track down some ammonites ...