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Wednesday, October 11, 2006

News update

I intend to write up recent news in the next few days and the list of topics to cover includes:

A brief review of a new book titled " The Somerset Wetlands- An Ever Changing Environment". A preview shows it promises to be a major review of "the past , present and possible futures of this fascinating but fragile landscape".

One of the Editors is Dr Pat Hill-Cottingham who will be giving our next talk for members on the often neglected subject of ferns found in Somerset. The meeting is in Langport tomorrow , Thursday 12th Oct.

My visit to the cinema yesterday to see the film "An Inconvenient Truth" A very impressive presentation of the reality of global warming.

My recent response to the Govt consultation on GM crops.

A walk round meadows near Taunton with sections of the River Tone and the Bridgewater and Taunton canal. The two photos at the top were taken during the walk. They are I believe Brown Knapweed and Tansy

Extracts from a book on conservation written by Richard Maybe in 1979 which is highly relevant to 2006 especially in view of the debate on badgers and bovine TB.

To round off the week there is the AGM of the Somerset Wildlife Trust on Saturday.

A report on these items next week.