King Barrow

We had a successful session at King Barrow quarry on Portland this morning. Six of us worked on the fossil forest site near the road before moving over to the section in the NE of the quarry where we continued work started in February removing privet from the rock face. We also removed brambles and some cotoneaster which is starting to creep back (unfortunately). We also improved the access path and tidied up by the King Barrow sign so it can be seen. We plan to go back on another occasion to remove the scree which covers part of the rock face in the NE section.

Sign now visible
Clearing the path
Fossil Forest western section
Privet and bramble removed

Vallis Vale

As part of Geo-Week the DIGS group decided to carry out some conservation work at the de la Beche unconformity site at Vallis Vale. This followed on from worked carried out previously to keep this important SSSI in good condition for geological visits and shows the importance of regular conservation.

Site at start
Site at end

Erosion surface at start
Erosion surface at end

Wanderwell

Another successful session at Wanderwell LNR on Friday continuing to work on the two faces where Forest Marble is exposed.

Some damage to the site was cleared up following it being used as a BMX track!

Some good fossil material can be seen with careful inspection. Here are some pictures to show it now and as it was in 2008.

 

Working on the south face
West face after a bit of cleaning
Radulopecten vagans
Wanderwell 25.9.2008

Preserving our geological heritage