This is the first published
Electronic Newspaper for
Shoreham-by-Sea and the
Adur Valley & District, West Sussex, England
31 October 2001: Volume 3 Issue 35
Downs National Park : Proposed Area
November 2001, the Countryside Agency will
be starting a public consultation on the designation of a National Park
for the South Downs. Detailed 1:25,000 scale maps will be available from
November 2001, for further information about
the designation process visit the Countryside Agency's website at
on the URL for the complete map
send any comments to: Andy Horton
the moist grasses of the Adur levels, west of the Waterworks (TQ
209 068), the large white mushrooms with a
long white stalk appear to be Volvariella
speciosa. The appearance of the cap varies in colour from off-white
in the parasol-shaped specimens to a dirtier white almost brown in the
larger specimens which were flat, and in the older-looking specimens the
cap was upturned to form a shallow cup. The underside and gills vary from
a light straw colour the dark brown of a commercial mushroom. The cap of
the largest of seven specimens in a square metre was at least 150 mm in
Fungi Discussion Forum
the east riverbank south of Old Shoreham, a Black-headed Gull repeatedly
mobbed the resident Kestrel
with a lot of cawing. The Kestrel, a smaller male with its pale bluish
underside of the wings, noticeable even at 50 metres distant, could soar
out of the way with ease. There were hundreds of gulls on mud flats between
the Railway Viaduct and the Toll
equinoctial neap tides show a small range receding
to 2.3 metres above Chart Datum but only
rising at 1:00 pm (BST) to 4.4 metres, compared to equinoctial spring tides
with a range up to 7 metres.
do not know if this will be the last butterfly of 2001, but a Red
Admiral fluttered out from an ivy bush
in the Old Schoolhouse, in the central town
part of Shoreham-by-sea.
bruennichi, was found on Lancing
Ring (TQ 180 065) by dog walkers Alex Wilkinson and his mother Vicky.
It a large (bigger than a fifty pence piece) yellow, black and white spider
in a big web..."
discovery was verified by Dr Gerald Legg at the Booth
Museum of Natural History.
fairly rare, these immigrants are gaining a foothold in Sussex and according
to a spokesman at English Nature found at several locations around the
area including Rye, Heathfield, and Hastings. They are normally to be found
on land surrounding the Mediteranean they have spread northwards. They
have established themselves in southern England since the 1990's.
Nature & History - October 2001 Newsletter
Ring Photographic Gallery for October
Shoreham River, hurrying down
the live sea,
working, marrying, breeding, Shoreham Town,
the sunset's wistful and solemn dream,
old, black rotter of a boat
service to the labouring, tumbling flote,
stranded in mid-stream;
a horrid list, a frightening lapse from the line,
made me think of legs and a broken spine;
all too soon,
and forlorn lie
to the eye
the cynical, discomfortable moon
as I looked, stared from the fading sky,
clown's face flour'd for work. And by and by
wide-winged sunset wanned and waned;
lean night-wind crept westward, chilling and sighing;
poor old hulk remained,
helpless in mid-ebb. And I knew why-
as I looked, my heart felt crying.
as I looked, the good green earth seemed dying-
God, it's I !"
The name Regni
for the tribe that ruled in the south east of England seems to have come
into existence after the Roman Invasion of AD 43.
It appears that it was not until the Romans arrived that Cogidumnus became
of the Week
| tsatast, zLtLst | n. M19. [G, f. Zeit time + Geist spirit.] The
spirit of the age; the trend of thought or feeling in a period, esp. as
reflected in its literature, art, etc.
from The Oxford Interactive Encyclopedia
by The Learning Company, Inc. Copyright (c) 1997 TLC Properties Inc.
by Paul Parsons (Lancing)
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