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"Geology in the West Country" - 5 new articles

  1. Geosites mobile app
  2. Rare Nautilus sighted for the first time in three decades
  3. Dates to note in September
  4. Survey of footpaths in UK
  5. 19th September - Aust Cliff and Manor Farm
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Geosites mobile app

With just over three weeks left to enter the 100 Great Geosites photo competition, it’s now easier than ever to find a geosite near you! This week saw the launch of the 100 Great Geosites mobile app, created in partnership with mapping and analytics company Esri UK, which allows users to search for their nearest site and plan a visit.


Rare Nautilus sighted for the first time in three decades

Nautilus pompilius (left) swimming next to a rare 
Allonautilus scrobiculatus (right) off
Ndrova Island in Papua New Guinea.
Photo: Peter Ward


Dates to note in September

3rd September - Geological evolution of N American cordillera
Dr Doug Robinson
7.30 BRLSI, 16 Queen Square, Bath
Bath Geological Society

9th September 2015 - Tour of Redcliffe Caves, Bristol.
7pm at the Ostrich Pub - BS1 6TJ
Western Region, The Geological Society
19th September - Aust Cliff & Manor Farm, South Gloucestershire
Simon Carpenter
Bath Geological Society

Survey of footpaths in UK

The Big Pathwatch is an ambitious campaign by the Ramblers to survey the condition of every footpath in the country. Because of the scale of this project, we acknowledge that we will not be able to do this on our own, and are therefore inviting every member of the public who likes walking to help us.
To take part sign in here.

19th September - Aust Cliff and Manor Farm

Bath Geological Society
Saturday 19 September 2015
Aust Cliff and Manor Farm, South Gloucestershire
Leader: Simon Carpenter
This field trip visits two important Upper Triassic sites in South Gloucestershire representing arid coastal, shallow marine and lagoonal environments. There is an abundant marine fauna, particularly bivalves and the Westbury beds are renowned for their fish and reptile remains - particularly isolated teeth and bones. The National Grid will be undertaking repair works on their pylon during mid-September and removing talus from the Aust cliff section alongside the concrete causeway - so there may be some disruption to our visit. Simon will bring material from his own collection that he has found at both sites.
It may be muddy, so please bring boots. Packed lunch or optional pub visit (Boars Head, Aust). Bring hammers and collecting bags.
Meet 10:30a.m. at the old Aust ferry jetty (ST 564889).
There is some parking along the roadside close to this point.
Finish at 3:30pm. The route to Aust (M5) is very busy on a Saturday so leave plenty of time for your journey.
Please Register for the Field trip with the Field Secretary


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