Shoreham-by-Sea and District, West Sussex, England
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The lizard originally identified as the European Wall Lizard, Podarcis muralis, which poked its head out of flint wall in which a sprig of Bittersweet was growing, on the Old Fort, Shoreham Beach is almost certainly an adult Common (or Viviparous) Lizard, Zootoca vivipara.
Postscript: these lizards have now been definitely identified as the Wall Lizard, Podarcis muralis. Local Lizard Comparison Photographs
& 24 September 2000
Report by Ray HamblettBy the late afternoon the Red Admirals had restlessly settled on the large Ivy Bush in the same numbers and they were joined by a handful of Small Tortoiseshell Butterflies. This Ivy Bush was also attractive to honey bees, bubble-bees and wasps.
Butterfly Conservation Society
UK-Leps eForum (Lepidoptera)
12 September 2000
The unidentified Dragonfly of the last Adur Torpedo has been tentatively identified as the Common Darter (frequent 15+) Sympetrum striolatum
WILDLIFE FEATURE by Andy Horton
Cockles from around the British Isles.
the small specimen is the Lagoon Cockle, Cerastoderma glaucum.
Middle: the Common Cockle, Cerastoderma edule.
Bottom: the Prickly Cockle, Acanthocardia echinata.
for the butterfly photographic competition.
British Naturalists' Association (link)
the Sites of Special Scientific Interest using this link:
1b A. S. BYATT Hethrough the window saw the irregular lump of a gibbous moon.
gibbously adv. M19. gibbousness n. (rare) L17.
| anta()nst | n. & a. L16. [Fr. antagoniste or late L antagonista
(Jerome) f. Gk antagonistes, f. as next: see -IST.] A n. 1 An opponent,
an adversary; an opposing force. L16. 2 Physiol. A muscle whose action
counteracts that of another. Cf. AGONIST 3. L17. 3 Biochem. A substance
or organism which interferes with or inhibits the action of another. Cf.
AGONIST 4. L19.
Cimmerian | smrn | n. & a. L16. [f. L Cimmerius (f. Gk Kimmerios) + -AN.] A n. 1 A member of a people fabled to live in perpetual darkness. L16. 2 A member of a nomadic people of antiquity, the earliest known inhabitants of the Crimea, who overran Asia Minor in the 7th cent. BC. L18. B adj. 1 Of or pertaining to the legendary Cimmerians; (of darkness, night, etc.) thick, gloomy. L16. 2 Of or pertaining to the nomadic Cimmerians. M19.
in Greek mythology, the river that flowed around the Earth (conceived as flat). Beyond it, to the west, were the sunless land of the Cimmerii, the country of dreams, and the entrance to the underworld. In Hesiod's Theogony, Oceanus was the son of Uranus (Heaven) and Gaea (Earth), the husband of the Titan Tethys, and father of 3,000 stream spirits and 3,000 ocean nymphs. In Homer's works he was the origin of the gods. As a common noun the word received almost the modern sense of ocean.
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Poem of the Week
Anonymous (later version of Mother Goose rhyme)
"I," said the Sparrow,
"With my bow and arrow,
I killed Cock Robin."
Who saw him die?
"I," said the Fly,
"With my little eye,
I saw him die."
Who caught his blood?
"I," said the Fish,
"With my little dish,
I caught his blood."
Who'll make his shroud?
"I," said the Beetle,
"With my thread and needle,
I'll make his shroud."
Who'll dig his grave?
"I," said the Owl,
"With my spade and trowel,
I'll dig his grave."
Who'll be the parson?
"I," said the Rook,
"With my little book.
I'll be the parson."
Who'll be the clerk?
"I," said the Lark,
"I'll say Amen in the dark;
I'll be the clerk."
Who'll be chief mourner?
"I," said the Dove,
"I mourn for my love;
I'll be chief mourner."
Who'll bear the torch?
"I," said the Linnet,
"I'll come in a minute,
I'll bear the torch."
Who'll sing his dirge?
"I," said the thrush,
"As I sing in the bush
I'll sing his dirge."
Who'll bear the pall?
"We," said the Wren,
"Both the cock and the hen;
We'll bear the pall."
Who'll carry his coffin?
"I," said the Kite,
"If it be in the night,
I'll carry his coffin."
Who'll toll the bell?
"I," said the Bull,
"Because I can pull,
I'll toll the bell."
All the birds of the air
Fell to sighing and sobbing
When they heard the bell toll
For poor Cock Robin.
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Medieval Map of the Adur Estuary
TOP 100 SONGS
BOB DYLAN INDEX
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