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Shropshire- 2017

11th to 18th August 2017

My trip was organised by The Field Studies Council. The course was entitled 'Geology and Scenery of Shropshire and the Borderlands' it was expertly directed by David Cronshaw. Daily trips into the area enabled us to get a better understanding of the Geology of the area and the way it had been formed. These photographs give some idea of our trips and I have tried to give correct titles to them but I am sure there are some mistakes. This may make you look more closely to spot the errors! I would be pleased to have any feedback with corrections.

The weather was warm with little rain during our trips but very wet underfoot from some over night rain on some days.

This page shows photographs of the trip and on this occasion I have included photos of any wildlife seen. Some photos are of a poor quality but serve as a record of the trip.

Preston Montford

FSC Preston Montford

 

Corn Marigold

Chrysanthemum segetum

The Ercall, Maddocks Hill and The Hatch

The Ercall

 

The Ercall

The Team

The Ercall

 

The Ercall

Fault Line

The Ercall

Fault Line

The Ercall

Fault Line

The Ercall

Ripples

The Ercall

Ripples

The Ercall

 

The Ercall

Maddocks Hill

Maddocks Hill

 

Maddocks Hill

 

Bracket Fungus

 

 

Graptolites

Graptolites

 

Stiperstones

Poles Coppice Quarry

 

Poles Coppice Quarry

 

Snailbeach

 

Barytes

Barium Sulphate

 

Dolerite with Chlorite

 

Galena

Lead Sulfide

Quartzite

 

Sphalerite

Zinc Sulfide

The Stiperstones

 

The Stiperstones

The Team

The Stiperstones

 

Heather

Caluna vulgaris

Bilberry

Vaccinium myrtillus

Meta Dolerite

 

Hope Quarry

 

Hope Quarry

 

Longmynd and Onny

 

 

Wart Hill

 

Wart Hill

 

Wart Hill

 

Wart Hill

 

Slickenside

 

Slickenside

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ludlow and Mortimer Forest

Ludlow

 

Ludlow

 

Fault Line

 

Cephalapod

 

Cephalapod

 

Cephalapod

 

Dark Green Fritillary

Mesoacidalia aglaja

Dark Green Fritillary

Mesoacidalia aglaja

Clee Hill

 

Clee Hill

 

Cornbrook Sandstone

 

 

 

Corndon and Briedden Hills

Corndon Hill

 

 

Corndon Hill

 

 

English Stonecrop

Sedum anglicum

Volcanic Breccia

 

Volcanic Breccia

 

The Briedden Hills

 

The Briedden Hills

Rodney's Pillar

Common Blue-sow-thistle

Cecerbita macrophylia

Berwyn Mountains

Pistyll Rhaeadr waterfall

 

Pistyll Rhaeadr waterfall

 

Pistyll Rhaeadr waterfall

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yellow Wagtail

Motacilla flava

Wheatear

Oenanthe oeanthe

Common Toad

Bufo bufo

Spagnum Moss

Spagnum Sp.

Bog Asphodel

Narthegium assifragum

 

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