Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Fish spotted!

I have just been copied into correspondence further down the brook - not as far as Hamwell Leaze - well exciting news is that for the first time in a while there are fish  - at least five male sticklebacks, each with its own territory have been spotted.

See photos - as the email says: "it seems to mark a milestone in the improved quality of the brook". Indeed - our recent walk also showed improvements but still lots that can be done to further improve.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Ruscombe Brook talk on video

We've had a couple of RBAG meetings but wanted to note this video link - I blogged about speaking last year at the University of West of England conference 'Learning to Live with Water: Flood histories, Environmental Change, Remembrance and Resilience' (see here) - well now you can see the video - was told I had half the time I thought - hence even faster than usual! See: http://flashmedia.glos.ac.uk/resources-general/videos/flood_heritage/philip_booth.mp4

My talk was about the Ruscombe Brook Action Group - it is worth seeing the other talks that are also listed - see here: http://www.glos.ac.uk/research/csfc/lfh/Pages/workshop.aspx

Amongst the presentations and videos you can see Stroud-based artist, Fiona Meadley's video of her talk here.