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Geology

BioBlitz 2018 – Saturday12th May

This year the IW Bioblitz  is planned to be part of a larger community event Hullabaloo in The Bay during the weekend of 12th and 13th May 2018.

The 12th is the principal Bioblitz slot – where we’ll be recording 10am to 4pm for the majority of groups, with the evenings (Fri 11th & Sat 12th) available for those of you specialising in nocturnal species.

There are 2 main survey areas to explore:

·        The reedbeds and grazing marshes, wet woodlands and ponds and ditches (plus the boating lagoon), around Brown’s and off behind the zoo

·        The foreshore, intertidal and soft cliffs from the Sandown library to Culver – including several large areas on the red cliff where you can easily get up into the wilder parts from the beach below or from the coastal path above. Low tide is at about 3.30pm on Saturday.

The Recording Hub will be based in the vicinity of Dinosaur Isle as part of the ‘Discovery Bay’ area (look out for the IWNHAS & iWatchWildlife Flags). There will be a supply of recording sheets as in past years for those who wish to use them, and also plant recording cards, ID charts and books plus some field equipment and microscopes.

Please do contact Anne Marston – anne.marston@iow.gov.uk to confirm if you would like to come and be involved in the recording effort as we need to arrange car park passes asap.

If you are part of a group who would like to contribute some walks or other activities during the event, it would be best to contact suggest you Ian Boyd –  ian@arc-consulting.co.uk directly if this isn’t already in hand.

Marine experts recording by Arc Consulting

Marine life ID by Arc Consulting

Looking forward to seeing you there and making some records!

Wildlife recording

Discovery Bay! 2018

Discovery Bay! 2018
Saturday 17th March 10:30am – 4:30pm

Science, Nature, Art… Become a Bayologist in 2018 and celebrate British Science Week in The Bay… with a day of scientific discovery and pop-up natural history, on land and on sand! (more…)

Geology Walk – Saturday 24th February 2018

Saturday 24th February 2018, 10.00 a.m. Geology walk down Shepherd’s Chine and on to Atherfield Point to look at the effects of coastal erosion and the type of fossils to be found on the shoreline. (more…)

Forthcoming Geogy Meetings 2017

Here are the dates and details of Geology Meetings for 2017

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Notice of forthcoming Geology Meetings

Two outdoor meetings led by Steve Hutt are scheduled for later in the year.

(1) Saturday 23 July 10 am from the National Trust carpark at Rocken End, Niton (SZ494758), also known as Windy Corner. This is at the west end of Old Blackgang Road (marked Sandrock Road on some maps), along the Undercliff.

(2) Sunday 25 September 11 am at Totland Bay (SZ322867) from the seafront carpark.

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Geological Ramble – 16 July 2016

Saturday, 16th July, 2016
A geological ramble on the closed railway from Shide to Sandown
Prof Stephen K. Donovan
Naturalis Biodiversity Center, Leiden, the Netherlands

Start time: 9.30 Saturday 16th July, 2016

Start point: Shide. South side of B 3401 on National Cycle route 23
adjacent to information board about John Milne (more…)