Events: archive

  • Kingbarrow Quarry, Portland – Geoconservation

    We had a good session this morning at Kingbarrow Quarry in lovely weather. A select band did a great job – Andy, Geoff P, Paul, Richard and Alan.

    Alan worked on the access which had become quite overgrown with brambles and blackthorn. The others worked on the fossil forest section.

    Unfortunately there is quite a lot of cotoneaster now after the clearance several years ago and Andy did a great job clearing some of that. Some of it was coming through from a neighbouring property.

    Access path in need of some attention
    Access path after 2 hours work
    Clearing the exposure above the fossil forest horizon
    Working on the fossil forest horizon
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  • Evershot Pit Geoconservation

    We had a conservation session at Evershot Pit which went well.

    The site exposes the boundary between Upper Greensand and Lower Chalk

    Clearing the exposure


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  • Westhill Chalk Pit, Corfe Geoconservation

    A couple of photos from our work.

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  • Red Lane Geoconservation

    We had a good session this morning at Red Lane with Richard, Andy, Geoff, Paul and myself. The overnight rain didn’t cause a problem. Some before and after pictures attached.

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Preserving our geological heritage