Thursday, 12 June 2014

Pond Dipping at Caen Hill.

 Walking to the top of the Caen Hill flight with a party of local school children.

The "Canal and River Trust" run nature courses for children every summer.  I joined a group on Wednesday, and followed them, as they walked from Devizes Wharf to the top of the Caen Hill flight of locks, and thank goodness the sun shone!  

 Catching bugs and butterflies with nets.

Pond dipping at the top pound.

"Canal and River Trust " volunteers work with the children,  to show them the wonders of natural life at the top of Caen Hill

Friday, 6 June 2014

Grubbing About in the Gravel at Moon´s Quarry, Radstock.

 Not just a pile of gravel, and treasure chest for geologists!

 Waiting to climb into the minibus at the Somerset Earth Science Centre.

In Whately Quarry pondering the  problems of draining a quarry pit.