We have two GNS Meetings coming up this weekend…
Friday evening, the 10th, at Watermoor Church Hall, Cirencester, an indoor meeting “A Journey into the Unseen World of Insects” with Cath Hodson, a local wildlife artist who specialises in close up detail work on insects. This will be a practical meeting looking at insect specimens through microscopes – fascinating stuff and a real chance to get up close and personal with truly beautiful invertebrates.
Sunday morning, the 12th, at Plusterwine Railway Crossing (on some maps Woolaston Level Crossing) – Meet at 11.00am at the end of the lane by the level crossing at ST 600 991 (The usual location for visits to Guscar Rocks and the Severn riverbank at the south-west end of Aylburton Warth), leader – Mike Smart (01452 421131).
A visit to view the managed re-alignment project being carried out by the Environment Agency who have breached the flood defence wall allowing almost 100 acres to flood on high tides (of which there were several this week). GNS are monitoring the salt marsh development here, this will be a meeting of general interest but wintering Wildfowl and Waders are expected to feature. Weather prediction is for cloudy with bright sunny spells and possible showers, light southerly winds so wear boots or wellingtons and a weatherproof coat. High tide will be circa 10.00am.