This is the first published
Electronic Newspaper for
Shoreham-by-Sea and the
Adur Valley & District, West Sussex, England
7 August 2001: Volume 3 Issue 25
Outline Planning Application
last day to send objections in to the Adur Planning Office is 8
August 2001. You can send letters of support
as well, but this may be very rare.
Planning Meeting to consider the Outline Plan is on 13 August 2001.
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
large nectar-feeding hoverfly
settled on the Buddleia
bush in a garden in West Way, Lancing, (TQ 198
042) that is near the marshy land between Shoreham
Airport and Lancing. The species was not positively identified and
this is always tricky as there are at least 250 species of hoverfly found
in northern Europe. It was a large species at about 14 mm long. Bill
Irwin identified this species as Volucella
of the UK
(Syrphidae), tribe Volucellini
Dragonflies and Damselflies (photographs)
an overcast day, a very small garden pond (TQ 219 063) in The Drive,
Shoreham-by-Sea, (near Buckingham Park) was visited by a golden yellow
coloured dragonfly with red unevenly spaced vertical dashes and black lines
on the side of its narrow smooth abdomen. There were black tips to its
wings. I have tentatively identified this insect as the Common
Darter Dragonfly, Sympetrum striolatum.
sounds as though your identification is correct . Both females and tenerals
are golden and therefore the first signs of red suggest that your dragonfly
is a male just starting to colour up to its final orangey-red. The black
tips you refer to are a pigmented section of wing membrane called the Pterostigma,
which is believed to act as a counter-balance to aid wing-twisting and
Dragonfly Society Species Checklist
white moths were still present in the waterside vegetation.
single Peacock Butterfly settled
and a handful of Small Whites fluttered
around mostly before settling on the Buddleia
bush and a Gatekeeper
visited other garden plants for nectar.
noticed a few hundreds around, but they are usually present and there seem
to be many more this year.
Hoverflies, Syridae, although they display warning coloration like
wasps, are a true fly, with a single pair of wings, and a proboscis like
a butterfly for feeding on nectar.
Butterflies are on the wing on Mill
Hill, although they could have hatched out a couple of days before.
Butterfly, was also feeding in the margins
of downs and scrub.
of Hoverflies, Episyrphus balteatus, invade Lancing
186 045). Similiar large immigrations have
been reported from Dorset, especially from Portland Bill.
was an Evening Argus report of a large jellyfish
off Worthing. The photograph was not clear enough
to be sure of its identity, but the most likely candidate from the
photograph was the harmless
Jellyfish, although it could have been the the
venomous Lion's Mane Jellyfish.
photographed by Allen Pollard
this study the butterfly has contracted its forewing between the hindwing.
first thought that this is a Meadow Brown
a scorching hot day, when by the afternoon the temperatures reached 26°C
hundreds of various species of butterflies
were on the wing everywhere.
from Lancing Ring (Link)
from the Waterworks path to Mill Hill
adult Mute Swans
congregated on the River Adur adjacent to Shoreham
Airport on the flood spring tide but no sign of the Little
Egret reported in the Sussex
Ornithological Society News. There was
a dead Mute Swan on the east towpath midway between the A27 Flyover and
the disused cement works, where a small group of five Canada
Geese swam leisurely away, I thought at
first they were going to swim towards me, so they were probably tame.
and Cygnets in Shoreham Harbour
Butterflies were common everywhere and
on the cyclepath north of Botolphs, there were over 100 in the hedgerow
adjacent to the path next to the set-aside land covered in wild plants
(weeds). Many of the Gatekeepers had a double black surround on the underside,
but only one white dot was present on many occasions. Because of the predominance
of orange and their smaller size, there was no possibility of mistaking
these butterflies for Meadow Browns. Both species of Whites
(100+), Painted Lady
(one), Red Admiral
(20+), Meadow Browns
(12+) were noticed on he Adur flood plain..
gathering of large bats with a wingspan of nearly 30 cm were seen at the
top of McIntyres Field (TQ 185 061), which is above the Manor Allotments,
of the Sussex Bat Group
identified these as the Noctule Bat, Nyctalus noctula or
by Roy & June Bratton
seen in Windlesham Gardens, Shoreham.
Nature & History - July 2001 Newsletter
a voice began to call, and it was as though an oboe had suddenly become
articulate. 'Attention,' it repeated in the same high, nasal monotone.
there like a corpse in the dead leaves, his hair matted, his face grotesquely
smudged and bruised, his clothes in rags and muddy, Will Farnaby awoke
with a start. Molly had called him. Time to get up. Time to get dressed.
Mustn't be late at the office.
you, darling,' he said and sat up. A sharp pain stabbed at his right knee
and there were other kinds of pain in his back, his arms, his forehead.
the voice insisted without the slightest change of tone. Leaning on one
elbow, Will looked about him and saw with bewilderment, not the grey wallpaper
and yellow curtains of his London bedroom, but a glade among trees and
the long shadows and slanting lights of early morning in a forest.
start of the novel "Island" by Aldous Huxley
of the Week
| nakrnz()m | n. M17. [Fr. anachronisme or Gk anakhronismos, f. anakhronizesthai
refer to a wrong time, f. as ANA- + khronos time: see -ISM.] 1 An error
in computing time or fixing dates; the relating of an event, custom, or
circumstance to a wrong period of time. M17. 2 Something or someone
out of harmony with the time. E19.
T. HEARNE Virgil making Dido and AEneas Co-temporaries, whereas they lived
at Three Hundred Years distance committed an Anachronism. H. B. STOWE Some
anachronisms with regard to the time of the session of courts have been
allowed. 2 V. SACKVILLE-WEST He had thought of Chevron as a dead thing,
an anachronism, an exquisite survival with itsservants and luxury. M. MCCARTHY
She herself was a smoldering anachronism, a throwback to one of those ardent
young women of the Sixties, Turgenev's heroines. S. J. PERELMAN Anachronisms
in the script, like penicillin and the atomic bomb.
a. of the nature of or involving anachronism L18. anachronous a. = ANACHRONISTIC
| prvarket | v. M16. [L praevaricat- pa. ppl stem of praevaricari
go crookedly, deviate from the right path, transgress, (of an advocate)
practise collusion, f. prae PRE- + varicare spread the legs apart, straddle,
f. varus knock-kneed: see -ATE3.] I v.i. 1 Go aside from the right
course, method, etc.; deviate, go astray, transgress. M16-L17. 2 Deviate
from straightforwardness; act or speak evasively; quibble, equivocate.
M17. 3 Law. Betray the cause of a client by collusion with an opponent;
undertake a matter deceitfully in order to defeat the professed object.
J. H. INGRAHAM It is impossiblefor me either to conceal or to prevaricate.
M. WESLEY He had rung off before she could prevaricate or protest.
II v.t. 4 Deviate from, transgress, (a law etc.). L16-E17. 5 Turn from
the straight course, application, or meaning; pervert. M17-E18.
| ten()r()l | a. L19. [f. L tener TENDER a. + -AL1.] Entomol. Of
an adult insect: with a soft cuticle, as when it has recently emerged from
| tmrfi | n. M20. [f. Gk tomos slice, section + -GRAPHY.] Chiefly
Med. Any of various techniques which provide images of successive plane
sections of the human body or other solid objects using X-rays or ultrasound,
now freq. processed by computer to give a three-dimensional image.tomogram
n. a visual record taken by tomography M20. tomograph n. (a)a tomogram;
(b)an apparatus for carrying out tomography: M20. tomographer n. a practitioner
of tomography L20. tomographic a. M20. tomographically adv. by means of
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