Monday, December 24, 2007
Thursday, November 08, 2007
Wednesday, November 07, 2007
Saturday, November 03, 2007
I sat there in the exceptional warm sunshine for about twenty minutes and was constantly harassed by the alien beetles landing on me or passing over my head
Thursday, October 25, 2007
The Holy Family Catholic Church Hall at Monks Farmhouse in North Road commencing at 10:00am.
Participants are requested to arrive soon after 9:00 to help set up.
I will be presenting a small display of photos from the recent tree planting last weekend, along with some photos supplied by Bob Brown of the clump as it was twenty years ago.
There will also be a computer slide show.
Wednesday, October 24, 2007
Sunday, October 21, 2007
To commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Great Storm of 1987, the Friends of Lancing Ring planted this Beech tree in the woodland where many of the original trees were lost.
The Friends are appealing for any photographs of the Clump, before and after the Great Storm.
If you can help please contact me ray hamblett
Monday, October 15, 2007
Monday, July 23, 2007
Monday, July 16, 2007
This concerned me, I wondered who had been pulling it out and for what reason.
I understand that it is toxic to mammals such as Horses and Cattle if eaten, the pathway through the meadow is used by horse riders to access the bridleway at the top. I wondered if riders have been pulling the plants.
Whoever is responsible seems unaware that the plants are more dangerous left strewn on the pathways, where they could be handled by toddlers or eaten by passing animals who find it more palatable when dry!
Sunday, July 15, 2007
I joined him for part of his walk, several species in flight including Marbled White, Red Admiral, Gatekeeper, Ringlet, Small Skipper, Large Skipper, Meadow Brown, Large White.
Marbled Whites were most numerous, in one small patch of Scabious plants in the Chalkpit a dozen individuals were basking.
Sunday, July 08, 2007
The recent rains have made the grass much more vigourous than is normal, some of it stood up to 4ft tall.
Saturday, June 30, 2007
At height of activity about ten bats were estimated but difficult to verfify in poor light.
Species not confirmed. Daubenton's was suggested but the habitat and location was not typical for that species. I believe they may have been Serotine (Eptesicus serotinus), I recall from communications with the Sussex Bat group that this species were known for this habitat.