Date and Time
Fyne Court, Broomfield, Bridgwater TA5 2EQ
Field Trip Description
0.15 - 11.00 Welcome and progress with the Review of Somerset’s Local Geological Sites (LGS) - our joint project with Somerset Environmental Record Centre (SERC):
- An overview of where we are and progress this summer with the Mendips Wesley Harris (SERC) and Megan Trunks and Jon Hicks (SERC volunteers)
- The overall context of SERCs work programme and systems; Leanne Butt (SERC’s Manager)
- Questions and discussion
11.00 - 11.45 Thinking about next steps
- Opportunities for Geo-conservation in the Quantocks; Garry Dawson (SGG)
- Management of sites from the landowner’s perspective; Richard Snelling (the National Trust’s Countryside Manager for West Somerset)
- Questions and discussion
11.45 - 12.15 Sharing information
- Round to share information on other geo-conservation and geo- interpretation projects in or relevant to Somerset
- Any other SGG business including ideas for the 2020 meeting
12.15 - 1.00 pm: Picnic lunch
- We will be able to chat informally over picnic lunch, in the hall or outside if the weather is fine (the hall has a small garden area). You are welcome to bring a picnic - and/or there is a NT café within Fyne Court, only a couple of minutes walk away).
1.00 -2.15 - Site visit to LGS within the ground of National Trust’s Fyne Court
- a Morte Slates LGS of relatively modest interest , but it will enable us to look at the practicalities of management and conservation. Hosted by the National Trust and led by Garry Dawson and Richard Snelling www.nationaltrust.org.uk/fyne-court.
2.15 - 4.00pm - Second visit to a nearby Forestry England-owned site - to be confirmed.
- Devonian Limestone, but our date may clash with forestry work there, so we may need to amend plans on the day. Led by Garry Dawson.
Please email Garry Dawson at [email protected] if you plan to come, so that we have an idea of numbers.
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