This is the first
published Electronic Newspaper for
Shoreham-by-Sea and the
Adur Valley & District, West Sussex, England
15 July 2001: Volume 3 Issue 23
market in East
Street, Shoreham-by-Sea, debuted and the meat was quickly sold out. It
was a reasonable debut but nothing really to excite out-of-towners. The
start was slow because of early downpour, but the rain had stopped by the
shopping time in mid-morning.
herbs and a few other items not available in local shops were on sale.
There were no live animals.
Cellnet plan to erect a 15 metre high telecommunications mast in a prominent
position at Honeyman's Hole in the north east corner of Shoreham
Airport. There is a Council meeting to consider is on 16
July 2001. The Penfold lorries have already
entered the site.
Downs National Park : Proposed Area
on the URL for the complete map
footpaths to Lancing
Ring are now open.
Sussex County Council announce most paths are now open, unless they are
inhabited or used by farm livestock, or farm animals are nearby.
path from Old Shoreham is officially
send any comments to: Andy Horton
a hundred Marbled
White Butterflies were
Ring (TQ 180 065) fluttering in the long grass amongst a cacophony
of grasshoppers and crickets.
grasses supported a cocoon, probably from one of the burnet moths.
Nature & History - July 2001 Newsletter
Great Spotted Woodpecker was spotted on
the Coombes road between Cuckoo's Corner and the Ladywell Stream, in a
tree at the bottom of the private path leading to Lancing College (TQ 200
saw one Marbled
White Butterfly in
the long grasses. Meadow Brown Butterflies
common everywhere, near allotments in the towns, on Lancing Ring and on
the Adur flood plain. Most specimens had a clear
pale ring around the eye-spot on the underside of the wings (pic),
and a single very small black spot as well on the fawn bit. They were very
darkly pigmented brown on the upperside wings. A
Large Skipper Butterfly settled at the
top of the path from the Sussex Pad to Lancing Ring, and there were
a few Small (or Essex) Skippers that
were more restless.
Valley Butterflies (Link)
Dragonfly patrolled the Lancing Ring
dewpond, but this was to be expected. However, there was also a much sturdier-looking
dragonfly darting between the reeds. This species is most likely to be
a Broad-bodied Chaser,Libellula
depressa. The abdomen is actually
flattened in the latter species.
Dragonflies Discussion Group
Dragonfly Society Species Checklist
Life of North-western Europe EForum
and humid at at least 25° C at maximum.
of the Shoreham Beach Nature Reserve received a mixed reception,
with the majority in support, many undecided and a few objectors.
Beach Nature Reserve
will be meeting to discuss the future of the vegetated
shingle at Shoreham Beach, with experts from
English Nature, Adur District Council and West Sussex County Council. The
question of Nature Reserve status will be discussed.
meeting is at the Church of the Good Shepherd Hall and starts at
were two calling maleQuail
heard from the path from Thundersbarrow Hill (north of Southwick
Hill) to Five Ways last night, at around 9:30. There was also a possible
calling female to the north west of Lancing College on the same evening.
were no Quail calling late in the evening at Steepdown, north of Lancing,
but this is possibly an encouraging sign of breeding as at least one male
had been calling in the area for two weeks.
Ornithological Society Report
by Dave Green
scores of butterflies on Mill
Hill were Small
Heath Butterflies (pic)
and/or Meadow Browns
These two species were flying strongly amongst the longer grasses
and I found it difficult to be 100% sure of their identification. They
always settled with their wings closed and at least one did not appear
to have a pair of eye-spots on the light brown upperside of their wings.
The Meadow Brown
is a much larger butterfly than the Small
Heath, so I think most of them were Meadow
I find size hard to judge with strong-flying insects.
first Greater Knapweed
begin to flower. (pic).
Air Talk by Adur District Council (Tim Bartlett & Natalie Brahma-Pearl)
at the Tarmount Studios 7:00 pm
on Adur Air Quality
Orchids could be seen on the Old
Shoreham to Beeding cycleway, but only an occasional Red
Admiral butterfly and not much to see in the heat at 24°
C. The towpath on the west side was overgrown and nearly impassable by
very small garden pond in The Drive, Shoreham-by-Sea, (near Buckingham
Park) was visited by a male Blue-tailed
Damselfly (the male identified by its
blue head and thorax), Ischnura elegans, and a small white moth,
probably a common species Eupithecia
centaurearia fluttered amongst the
waterside plants. Froglets
crawled over the lily pads, where one lily was in flower, but most of the
tadpoles were still black with only one pair
of rear legs in many cases. The tadpoles develop much more slowly in crowded
garden ponds and many fail to develop at all before the winter.
weather remained sunny if not particularly warm at 22° C for the Summer
Solstice, and at night Mars
shined brightly to the south before midnight, and looked silver-pinkish
through the binoculars in the clear Moonless sky. No detail could be seen
in low-powered 10 x 25 binoculars.
wild Rabbit was reported the population
of bunnies at Lancing Down, Sussex (TQ 180 062). This is not thought to
be an escaped domestic rabbit, but a colour strain present in the wild
population and reported occasionally from all parts of Britain. Report
by Veronica Eltringham (FOLR)
Nature & History - July 2001 Newsletter
I ever become a rich man,
if ever I grow to be old,
will build a house with deep thatch
shelter me from the cold,
there shall the Sussex songs be sung
the story of Sussex told.
will hold my house in the high wood
a walk of the sea,
the men that were boys when I was a boy
sit and drink with me.
of the Week
| blesk | a., n., & v. M17. [Fr. f. It. burlesco, f. burla ridicule,
joke, fun, of unkn. origin: see -ESQUE.] A adj. 1 Jocular, odd, grotesque.
M17-M19. 2 Derisively or amusingly imitative; mock-heroic or mock-pathetic;
bombastic. (Now chiefly of literary composition or dramatic representation.)
M17. B n. 1 Derisively or amusingly imitative literary or dramatic
composition, bombast; mock-seriousness; an instance or example of this;
(a) parody; (a) caricature. M17. 2 a Hist. The concluding portion
of a blackface minstrel entertainment, containing dialogue and sketches.
US. M19. b A variety show, freq. featuring striptease. Orig. & chiefly
US. L19. C v.t. Imitate to deride or amuse; parody;
L17.burlesquely adv. E19. burlesquer n. (a)a person who burlesques; (b)an
actor in burlesque drama: M17.
| pardi | n. & v. L16. [Late L parodia or Gk paroidia burlesque
song or poem, f. as PARA-1 + oide ODE: see -Y3.] A n. 1 A prose, verse,
or (occas.) other artistic composition in which the characteristic themes
and the style of a particular work, author, etc., are exaggerated or applied
to an inappropriate subject, esp. for the purposes of ridicule; in Mus.
also, a composition that employs reworked material from another piece or
passage, with serious intent. Also, the composition of parodies, parodies
as a genre. L16. 2 fig. A poor or feeble imitation, a travesty. M19.
L. BLUE A terrible grin,like an awful parody of the smile on the face of
my kind hostess.
v. 1 v.t. Compose a parody of; be a parody of. M18. b v.i. Parody a composition.
rare. L19. 2 v.t. fig. Imitate in a poor or feeble manner, travesty. M18.
LEIGH HUNT He parodied music as well as words. H. CARPENTER ''Tis the voice
of the Lobster' parodies Isaac Watts's ''Tis the voice of the Sluggard'.
2 V. WOOLF These young men parodied her husband, she reflected.
a. L19. parodial | prdl | a. pertaining to or resembling (a)
parody E19. parodic | prdk | a. resembling (a) parody E19.
parodical | prdk()l | a. = PARODIC L18. parodically |
prdk()li | adv. L19. parodist n. the author of a parody M18. parodistic
a. resembling (a) parody; that parodies something: L19. parodistically
adv. M19. parodize v.t. & i. parody M17.
| karktj | n. & v. M18. [Fr. f. It. caricatura, f. caricare to
load, exaggerate, f. late L car(ri)care: see CHARGE v., -URE.] A n. 1 Grotesque
or ludicrous representation by exaggeration of characteristic traits, in
drawing, writing, mime, etc.; a portrait or other representation displaying
this. M18. 2 An exaggerated or debased imitation or version (of), naturally
or unintentionally ludicrous. M18.
E. A. FREEMAN Stories which illustrate, if only by caricature, some real
feature in his character. E. WAUGH One man drew an offensive caricature
of me. 2 G. SAINTSBURY The Wanderer is a caricature of all the very worst
faults of eighteenth-century poetic diction. S. NAIPAUL He glanced at me
out of the corner of his eyes, a caricature of petty crookedness.
v.t. Portray or imitate by a grotesque or ludicrous exaggeration of characteristic
traits; burlesque. M18. caricatural a. of the
nature of a caricature L19. caricaturist n. a person who practises caricature
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Sea Watch Foundation
Manor Leisure Centre
is the first of three workshops (the second one is on 7
July 2001) on the identifications of cetaceans,
ie. whales and dolphins, including these sea mammals seen off the Sussex
Dolphins web page
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