Monthly Archives: August 2015

Found in the Garden

Digging a tree stump out of the garden this morning I found a fascinating fungus inside.  A cluster of 3 to 4 inch long black narrow fruiting bodies pushing up towards the surface.  No doubt accounting for its common name, … Continue reading

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Saturday evening on the town

Well, not really, but I did potter out at about 5.30 for a beer or two.  Went to the cycle themed bar at the station because I thought there’d be things and people to watch as I supped.  Pleasant pint … Continue reading

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Thursday 27th August – the day it didn’t rain (much)

So I decided to get out into the town.  Went to Onca Gallery (just south of the bottom of Trafalgar Street) to see the new exhibition on our impacts on wildlife, especially bees.  I guess we all know that farmers … Continue reading

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Garden Wars

Yesterday I was prompted to look closely at a cobweb because of the way it was moving.  On inspection I found the resident garden spider desperately trying to see off a wasp which seemed determined to take away one of … Continue reading

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Garden table

Using 6×1 inch boards and 3×2 inch posts from the fence around a building site beside the allotment I made a base for oak boards found in the street a couple of years ago.  This is the result, of which … Continue reading

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Archaeological Society trip to Folkstone, Dover and Deal

A new trench at the cliff top to explore and collect artifacts and evidence of previous occupation before all is lost to erosion.  We heard from the man in charge about the long established pre Roman greensand stone quern making … Continue reading

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Lichen in West Grinstead churchyard

This monument is a pale grey limestone, but none of that is visible here, every colour is a different lichen. Delightful.

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