field notes 2014Posted by Vince Simmonds Sat, December 27, 2014 12:17:20
Reflections in the pool at Smitham Chimney, Harptree Wood, Mendip - the last of its kind still standing.
field notes 2014Posted by Vince Simmonds Sun, November 16, 2014 15:39:07
November 16th 2014: spotted on a Sunday morning stroll in Harptree Combe.
Pestle Puffball (Calvatia excipuliformis
On the same walk I admired some fine early Victorian engineering, the aquaduct built c.1840.
field notes 2014Posted by Vince Simmonds Mon, October 27, 2014 06:39:16
A Sunday morning walk along the top of Cheddar Gorge at the end of summer time!
Bake Hole, Cheddar NGR ST 4662 5420
field notes 2014Posted by Vince Simmonds Wed, October 15, 2014 16:13:33
Bracket Fungi, Velvet Bottom. I would suggest Laquered Bracket Ganoderma luciderm
field notes 2014Posted by Vince Simmonds Sun, September 28, 2014 09:17:20
A view of Blackdown looking over the combe from Burrington Ham on a sunny September afternoon.
field notes 2014Posted by Vince Simmonds Sun, August 17, 2014 15:31:34
Compton Martin Ochre Mine, Mendip Hills, Somerset.
field notes 2014Posted by Vince Simmonds Sun, August 03, 2014 11:44:18
Read's Cavern, Burrington, Mendip. 3rd August 2014. In the very dry stream entrance into the main chamber.
On a walk that started at the bottom of East Twin stopped at Read's Cavern to practice some underground photography for a while. The walk then continued up the hill to the trig on Beacon Batch before returning to the van parked at East Twin.
field notes 2014Posted by Vince Simmonds Sun, July 20, 2014 07:47:04
While out on a cycle tour of the Mendip AONB stopped in Burrington Combe to peer into Aveline's Hole. This cave contained a number of human remain and, according to Jodie Lewis, is one of the most important Early Mesolithic burial sites in Europe.
field notes 2014Posted by Vince Simmonds Thu, July 17, 2014 22:27:34
Newly emerged dragonfly (Southern Hawker) from the garden pond at Rugmoor.
field notes 2014Posted by Vince Simmonds Sun, June 22, 2014 09:22:43
Hawkmoth sunning in the garden at Rugmoor on Saturday 21st June.
field notes 2014Posted by Vince Simmonds Sun, June 15, 2014 10:00:08
NGR ST 55950/55797. Field collapse near Harptree Combe c. 1.5m diameter and c. 1.25m maximum depth. Noted 05/05/2014 and still open 15/06/2014. Presently covered by old farm machinery. No rock visible only earth.
field notes 2014Posted by Vince Simmonds Sun, June 15, 2014 09:48:06
NGR ST 5386/5256. Collapse c. 2m diameter and c.1.5m maximum depth within outer ditch of Priddy Circle [No 1]. Noted on 16/04/2014.