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JohnBrewer

As the title says, more of a reccy for later in the year when I hope to meet Nick @Barerootbonsai again for a hunt. I went away to shoot several images for a cd cover/book for a quirky band http://ironbootscrapers.com/

using one of the Victorian methods of photography I practice. 

 

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On the journey back back I decided to spend an hour at Wren's Nest in Dudley, West Midlands, UK https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wren's_Nest Wren's Nest is a productive Silurian site, particularly for corals such as favosites and rugosa. 

 

Here's a fine looking chap at the site 

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JohnBrewer

There is a FANTASTIC rippled sea bed there which is fenced off for safety reasons

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best seen even with binoculars for detail. 

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As it's a Site of Special Scientific Interest no hammering is allowed. It's not necessary anyway. Most things can be found on the small scree slopes

 

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JohnBrewer

There are some great hash plates/mortality beds as well as corals. Here's a couple I  I left for @Barerootbonsai when we meet up later in the year :rofl:

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No 'Dudley Bugs' this time - (Calymene blumenbachi).  I've only ever found three there and they weren't in great condition either. This is some of what took home after an hour there. 

 

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None cleaned yet. 

 

Goodbye Wren's Nest till later in the year.

 

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Thats all folks!

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Yvie

I wonder what was buried under Merry Hill?Love the picture of the Ironboot Scrapers what sort of music do they play?I love fossiling with my IPod on.

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1 minute ago, Yvie said:

I wonder what was buried under Merry Hill?Love the picture of the Ironboot Scrapers what sort of music do they play?I love fossiling with my IPod on.

Re Merry HiIl, we'll never know sadly. 

 

Check The Iron Boot Scrapers website. Difficult to categorise. Rock played by musicians with Edwardian instruments and clothes I guess :headscratch:

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Yvie

@JohnBrewer just watched film of The Queen with some of the youngsters injured in Manchester,still raving about the concert,,bless them.So sad.

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Wrangellian

Nice haul from a famous locality! (of which you've got so many to pick from over there)

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Ludwigia

Thanks for the report, John. Something new for me. The band certainly looks intriguing.

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minnbuckeye

John

 

The hatred shown in my city of Manchester in the UK on the 22nd May will only make us stronger. Peace. 

 

 

Amen!!!!! My thoughts go out to each and every resident in your lovely city. Terrorism can only win if it divides the world apart. We must insure this does NOT happen.

 

Mike

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Barerootbonsai

Nice report look fwd to meeting up. :D really looking fwd to it.  Hope there is something left. ;)

 

I was on top of Blencathra in the lake district a month ago with Explorers Connect.  A great group of people by the way lots of fun.  I found a bit of coral on the top  not sure of age etc.  i will post a pic when I find it again LOL.

 

My toughts to all affected this last few months sad times.

 

 

 

 

 

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