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Bats as barometer of climate change

Caving News from Science Daily -

Bats spend every night hard at work for local farmers, consuming over half of their own weight in insects, many of which are harmful agricultural pests, such as the noctuid moths, corn earworm and fall armyworm. And now they are arriving earlier in the season, and some of them are reluctant to leave. It seems the bats know more about climate change than we had realized.

Cave Surveys

Mendip Cave Registry & Archive -

MCRA makes available * Drawn up surveys (below). * The data collected to produce surveys. (Through the Cave Data Archive maintained by the CSG and BCA.) Mendip Cave Surveys The following surveys are available for download as reduced size JPEG images or PDF scans. These are reasonably adequate for printing, but if you require a copy of the original file (mainly high resolution TIFF format) please contact the MCRA.

Documents

Council of Southern Caving Clubs -

The documents are in Adobe's PDF format and you will need the Adobe Acrobat Reader to read them. Forms If you have any expense claims please use one of the following forms: * [CSCC Expenses Form (.pdf)] * [CSCC Expenses Form (Excel format)]

Latest News & Updates

Mendip Cave Registry & Archive -

21 Oct 2017 - More log book collections uploaded: BEC St. Cuthbert's Swallet, Fred Davies, Dick Pike and the recently rediscovered Volume 17 of the Sidcot School logs. 30 Aug 2017 - Earth Colours price reduced by £10. 18 Jun 2017 - [Blagdon Bone Fissure] by R. M. Taviner added.

Diary

Mendip Cave Registry & Archive -

Please note, unless otherwise stated, the MCRA meetings are for registrars and invited guests. 8th April 2018 10:30am Registrars Meeting Hunters' Lodge 15th July 2018 10:30am Registrars Meeting Hunters' Lodge 7th October 2018 10:30am Registrars Meeting Hunters' Lodge 13th January 2019 10:30am AGM & Registrars Meeting Hunter's Lodge

For Sale

Mendip Cave Registry & Archive -

MINES and MINERALS of the MENDIP HILLS [Mines and Minerals of the Mendip Hills by Peter S Burr] by Peter S Burr “Mines and Minerals of the Mendip Hills will not only become the standard reference on the subject, it will remain so for many years” - Chris Howes, Descent

Unique underwater stalactites

Caving News from Science Daily -

In recent years, researchers have identified a small group of stalactites that appear to have calcified underwater instead of in a dry cave. The Hells Bells in the El Zapote cave near Puerto Morelos on the Yucatán Peninsula are just such formations. Scientists have recently investigated how these bell-shaped, meter-long formations developed, assisted by bacteria and algae.

Documents

Council of Southern Caving Clubs -

The documents are in Adobe's PDF format and you will need the Adobe Acrobat Reader to read them. Forms If you have any expense claims please use one of the following forms: * [CSCC Expenses Form (.pdf)] * [CSCC Expenses Form (Excel format)]

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