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1 September 2000 : Volume 2 Issue 32
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Hill has scrub and trees to the north of the grasslands giving a variety
of habitats in a small area. Nothing like the woodland on Lancing Clump,
but enough to support a Speckled Wood
Dragonflies are really a large impressive
insect hawking the Waterworks Road.
some of the lowest tides of the year, Kingston
Beach was full of marine life, although nothing exceptional. Long-legged
Spider Crabs were common and the intertidal fish included Rock
Wrasse (juv.), Butterfish,
Wrasse (juv.), 5-Bearded
Rockling and an Eel (in order of prevalence).
1987 Great Storm denuded so many of the trees in Buckingham Park, Shoreham,
that the habitat for woodland life has still shown no signs of recovery
and it is not likely to because there are no new trees being planted. The
most numerous butterflies were the frequent Red
Admirals. One butterfly seemed inclined
to return to the same area, on the grass path between the large beds of
nettles, after being disturbed. There must be quite a few smaller insects
because 4 Emperor
Dragonflies were on patrol.
a few trees have been planted on the virtually impassable narrow Beech
& Sycamore trail along the southern edge of the A27 by-pass from the
top of The Drive, Shoreham, to Slonk Hill Farm Bridge, where the Speckled
was the first record in the Shoreham boundaries on these web pages.
of Lancing Ring
the dark Beech canopy of Lancing Clump, Speckled
Wood Butterflies (pic),
around in pairs and landed and opened the wings only too briefly on brambles,
ivy and other greenery. There were dozens of them and it was hard to estimate
their numbers because they were well camouflaged when resting with their
wings closed. They were present on the more open paths as well.
Dragonfly hawked to a from over the Dew
Pond on Lancing Clump.
Hamblett's Lancing Chalk Pit page
Hamblett's Widewater page (with photographs)
Painted Lady Butterfly
settles on a Common Fleabane (yellow flower) adjacent to Widewater
Lagoon. The lagoon had evaporated considerably in the scorching sun of
August. This is the first report of this butterfly on this page, but they
have been previously ranked as probables (too often they turn out to be
Small Tortoiseshells) on the Downs. Clouded
Yellow Butterflies fluttered around everywhere
and are too numerous to rate a mention now. They rarely settle and open
up their wings.
Lagoon Information Page (link)
Records on the Adur eForum (you have to join)
Dept. of Trade of Trade &
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of Special Scientific Interest: Protection from development
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sac | sak |
n.1 [OE saca accus. & genit. pl. of sacu SAKE n.1] Hist. A right of
local jurisdiction; spec. in sac and soc, in pre-Conquest England, the
rights of jurisdiction included in the grant of a manor by the crown.
sac | sak |
n.2 M18. [Fr., or mod.L use of L saccus: see SACK n.1] 1 Biol. A natural
baglike cavity in an organism; the membrane or other structure enclosing
this. M18. 2 Med. A pouch formed by the pathological dilatation or
protrusion of a part; the membranous envelope of a hernia, cyst, tumour,
etc. E19. 3 A bag. rare. E19.
1 EMBRYO sac. pollen-sac:
see POLLEN n.
Comb.: sacbrood a fatal
disease of honeybee larvae, caused by an RNA virus; sac-winged bat a tropical
American bat belonging to any of several genera of the family Emballonuridae,
distinguished by a pouchlike scent gland in the wing membrane of the males;
esp. Saccopteryx bilineata.
saclike a. M19.
tunicate | tjunket
| a. & n. M18. [L tunicat- pa. ppl stem of tunicare clothe with
a tunic, f. tunica TUNIC: see -ATE1.] A adj. Having or enclosed in a tunic
or covering; Bot. (of a bulb etc.) consisting of a series of concentric
layers. Also spec. in Zool., of, pertaining to, or characteristic of tunicates.
M18. B n. Zool. Any of a group of marine animals, once regarded as molluscs
but now classified as chordates in the subphylum Urochordata (or Tunicata),
comprising the sea squirts or ascidians and related pelagic and sessile
forms characterized by a pouchlike body with a tough leathery or rubbery
outer coat, having a single or double aperture through which the water
enters and leaves a central pharynx. M19.
alacrity | lakrti
| n. LME. [L alacritas, f. alacr-, alacer brisk: see -ITY.] Briskness,
cheerful readiness, liveliness.alacritous a. (rare) brisk, lively, active
L19. alacritously adv. (rare) L19.
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easy it was to tell black from white,
was all that easy to tell wrong from right.
our choices were few and the thought never hit
the one road we traveled would ever shatter and split.
many a year has passed and gone,
many a gamble has been lost and won,
many a road taken by many a friend,
each one I've never seen again.
I wish, I wish in vain,
we could sit simply in that room again.
thousand dollars at the drop of a hat,
give it all gladly if our lives could be like that.
War II, Shoreham Airport was the base for patrol aircraft Lysanders and
later as home base for Hurricanes A pair of Beaufighters1 of
the Fighter Interception Unit were based at Shoreham Airport in 1940. In
1942 the Lysanders were replaced by Defiants2 and in 1943 these
were replaced by Spitfire II's. Amphibious Walrus aircraft also took off
from Shoreham to rescue pilots downed in the English Channel. In 1944 Sea
Otter aircraft were also used. The Free French 345 Squadron in Spitfire
Vb's and IX's flew on sorties out of Shoreham from 1944. As D-Day approached
both the harbour and airport were a constant flurry of activity. The main
activities were Air Sea Rescue operations. After the War, the introduction
of jet aircraft brought about the end of Shoreham as a passenger flight
1 Night fighters
introduced in 1940. The two-seat aircraft with pilot and navigator could
operate the radar in the aircraft for locating enemy bombers.
planes, they were already outmatched by Me109s at the beginning of WWII.
History of Shoreham-by-Sea
on Netscape Composer, and other programs
any company or organisation wanting nationwide green publicity, there is
an opportunity to sponsor the journal "Glaucus"
of the British Marine
Life Study Society.
remains sponsorship opportunities on the BMLSS (England) web site and other
publications, including Torpedo.
is also available for the Adur Torpedo Electronic News Bulletin
and the Shoreham-by-Sea web pages (which preceded the Adur Resource Centre
web site), which would be more suitable for a local firm(s).
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