Alderley Edge Methodist Church

Alderley Edge Methodist Church is in Chapel Road, Alderley Edge, England. It is an active Methodist church; the church and its associated hall are recorded in the National Heritage List for England as a designated Grade II listed building. The church and hall were built in 1863 to a design by Sons; the interior of the church was re-ordered in the mid-1990s. The buildings are constructed in sandstone with Welsh slate roofs; the plan of the church consists of a nave with two side chapels, a southwest steeple. The hall stands behind the church; the church front facing the road is expressed as two storeys. Both storeys contain a four-light window, the upper window being pointed; the tower is in three stages with an entrance porch on its side and a broach spire with lucarnes on its summit. The windows are lancets, the bell openings have two lights with louvres. Along the sides of the church are three gabled two-light windows; the chapel contains. The tracery in the windows is in Decorated style; the windows in the church hall are simpler in design.

Inside the church is a west gallery, a pulpit and lectern, both in pitch-pine. The two-manual organ was built in 1881 by A. Young and Sons, renovated at a date by Charles A. Smethurst. Listed buildings in Alderley Edge St Philip's Church, Alderley Edge

Leptothorax pocahontas

Leptothorax pocahontas is a threatened species of ant endemic to Alberta, facing a high risk of extinction. The total length of a female ant, including the mandibles is 4 mm; the chromosome number of the species is n = 18. The species is known only from its type locality, Maligne Canyon, near Jasper, Canada, it resembles the workerless European species, Leptothorax pacis, having believed to be lacking a worker caste when it was first described in 1979, was placed in the same genus. The queen is polymorphic, differing in size, pilosity and colouration; the genus Doronomyrmex was synonymized with Leptothorax as a junior synonym by Heinze, a taxonomic action supported by Bolton's "Classification and Synopsis of Formicidae". Thus all species included within the genus Doronomyrmex taxon should be technically considered to belong to Leptothorax until the next taxonomic revision; the IUCN Red List lists the species as fitting the "D2" criteria of the Vulnerable category in the "1994 Categories & Criteria", meaning the population has an acute restriction in its area of occupancy or in the number of locations.

As such, the population is prone to the effects of human activities, or chance events and may become critically endangered or may become extinct suddenly. The last assessment of its extinction risk was published by the World Conservation Union in 1996