Hey all! Hope you’re all doing well. We are very proud today to announce our first proper Liverpool Geological Society trip since we re-formed. We are planning to take the team for an amazing trip to the fascinating Forest of Bowland. This is one of the oldest ancient forests in the country, part of the expanse of forest land that used to stretch from the New Forest in Hampshire all the way to the great Sherwood Forest. The Forest of Bowland was the North-Western tip of this great expanse and survives their to this day along with the Fells of Bowland, a beautiful area of geological interest.
The geology of this fascinating and beautiful area encapsulates over 340 million years of complex development. The area has been covered under the deep sea and with tropical lagoons. This means there have been coral reefs in this land, there have been swamps and large deltas and huge glaciers and gigantic sheets of ice. All these events in the geological history of the area have created a amazingly diverse set of sediment rock in the area. The world famous ‘Bowland Series’ contains shale, sand stones, lime stones and milestone grit.
Some of The Forest of Bowland’s beautiful waterfalls.
Se we are very excited about this, we were thinking of probably going down for a weekend, leaving on Friday evening and returning on Sunday. For accommodation we have been looking at renting a barn conversion from Bowland Fell Park. It looks like a beautiful way of settling down in the area so that we can get down to some proper geological stuff. Normally we would eat out for all our meals, and there is a nice pub near by, but we should be able to actually eat our evening meals in the barn and make our own lunches. Which would be great! I think it is all really exciting!
So what do ya’ll think? I think it is a fantastic place and could be a fantastic trip but we are open to suggestions.
See you soon.
Here at the Liverpool Geological Society we care deeply about this beautiful earth that we are on and that we study. We feel that by studying it and raising awareness of the study of geology we are raising consciousness around perceiving the earth for what it is: a beautiful living thing that requires attention and appreciation if we are to survive on it. It doesn’t need us to look after it for it to survive. If we keep abusing it it will simply, eventually and inevitably, just eat us up. It is for our good that we look after it. It us for us, for our future and our living. It is for that that we attempt to survive. We need to survive.
That’s all a bit heavy. But it is true! So we are keen environmentalists and preservationists here at The Liverpool Geological Society. And we’re very excited about the developments in alternative forms of domestic energy production like Liverpool Wood Pellets and home wind farms. As a great man once said, you should be the change you want to see in the world. Well, what he actually said was: ‘“If we could change ourselves, the tendencies in the world would also change. As a man changes his own nature, so does the attitude of the world change towards him. … We need not wait to see what others do.” which isn’t quite what the false quote says. But hey that’s quotes huh?
I’m installing a biomass pellet burner at the house and trying move completely onto pellets in time for the winter. Which is rarely the nicest of times not to have heating. But I think I can get through this winter on pellets alone. And I’m going to try. Because it’s worth trying!
And if you want to see a more ecological and environmentally friendly worlid, you should try to! Get in touch with the experts and give it a go.
Well this is exciting right? Here we are! Our own website! Now we have all the space in the world to fill with all of our geological fun talk! Yeah! So I reckon what we want to talk about here is just how much we have so much to talk about all the time. As much as geology is a goldmine it is also a minefield. Who knows who might get offended by a find or a comment or whatever or something. You can never be too careful can you? Can you? Can you? Can you? Exactly, no. You can’t.
In the winter we recommend a sensible scarf.
I remember once going on a rock walk over the Mersey. We we’re stumbling through the wind on a field that just pulled up enough to make you constantly feel like you were going to tip forward onto the grass. We were a jolly bunch and were generally enjoying our time there. We had stopped for a mid morning tea from the flask and one of Mary’s home made puffin tarts. We had just picked the last bones out and headed on and we were all very excited about who was going to see the first exciting rock. I saw some pretty impressive specimens. Including a piece of chalk I was particularly proud of.
Then Charlie saw a pretty great piece of slate and we all felt we we’re building up to something. Something spectacular. And we found it. It was a human skull! Now, most of us we’re just blown away by this, and exciting! We jumped up and down and cheered and hollered. We yelled and screamed. Some danced. It was exciting. We started holding the skill up and chanting and some one got down on their knees and put their head down to the soil and fell into a whispered prayer. We joined them and felt the skulls energy pass through all of us. As we did we all just new! We could here the same voice, it came over us all and we all just knew what to do! As we had sunk to our knees as many we rose as one and stood in a circle. The skull rose and our eyes went black, we said the worlds we were bid to say. And that was it. Charlie went up. The skull followed. Light returned to the field. The party was over.
Now this was all well and good but some felt a little excluded by this whole thing. Apparently it wasn’t in the agenda. But you can’t please all the people all the time I guess!