Friday, 21 December 2012

Conservation work and Pulborough Brooks

view from Heyshott Escarpment., Dec 11
Distant hills rose out of the downland mist
Much of my time during the past few weeks has been devoted to cataloguing my digital underwater photos from Maldives trips 2005-12. The next task is to add photos from the Red Sea and the Arabian Peninsula, and then start scanning underwater slides from the previous 20 years:

Here is a catch-up of activities during this period:
Heyshott work party, Nov 28
SUSSAR callout Nov 29
You come across some strange things when searching for a missing person in woods in the middle of the night during a SUSSAR callout
deer print seen during a metal detecting dig Dec 2
Sunrise Dec 5
Assisting with a SUSSAR First Aid Course
Dec 1
Heyshott conservation work, Dec 5
Pulborough Brooks
The RSPB restaurant at Pulborough Brooks is an excellent lunch venue

On Saturday Dec 8 Murray Downland Trust and Butterfly Conservation members 
cleaned up the Butterfly Haven at the Dorothy Stringer School in Brighton

strimming the old growth
By the end of the morning all the old growth had been removed
the new pure chalk haven which should prove
attractive to downland butterflies
On Dec 9 I joined other Sussex BC members at Rowland Wood near Lewes to clear up cut wood at this Butterfly Conservation Reserve which was acquired in 2010

A lake adds atmosphere to the wood

late afternoon walk on the beach, Dec 11
Heyshott work party Dec 11, heavy hoar frost
Self portrait
a walk on the beach, am Dec 17

Another great lunch at RSPB Pulbough, Dec 17
view from South Harting Down
South Harting Down conservation area work party, Dec 18

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