Walking the Dernol: SHEET notes.

Walking the Dernol



the music of musing: through thoughts of flora, fauna & colours.

The music of musing



mapping & musing: BATS, BIRDS & BURROWS

Collage of data: recording bats, ringing birds, text & other musings focused in the Dernol Valley.
With thanks to: Ceri Jones Conservation Ecologist BTO ‘c’ permit bird ringer & Elinor Parry from Protected Species Ecology Ltd for bat technology.
MEDIA: found map, pencil, crayon, paper & hardboard. SIZE: 40 x 40 cm

Mid Wales: over view of the DERNOL VALLEY area.
Mid Wales: over view of the DERNOL VALLEY area.




detail # 4 I have done many walks in the Dernol valley and there is a Site of Special Scientific Interest GWEUNYDD NANT Y DERNOL opposite to my home. There are otters (lutra lutra) bullhead (cottus gobia) and it provides important habitat for spawning & juvenile Atlantic salmon (salmo salar), unusual species of flora include: dyer’s green weed, wood-bitter vetch & fairy flax. Further details coming soon on the Dernol Valley website.




Elan Valley
Elan Valley

Viewing Point

Viewing Point



Details below from the travelogue series:



Insects & Arachnids




SEEDS that's the order of things
SEEDS that’s the order of things



These sea lily fossil drawings were inspired by the Radnorshire Museum’s fossil collection in Llandrindod Wells, Powys. They became part of my solo exhibition there ‘Fossils & Co’ . The graptolite is from my own collection found in Lower Llanwaur Quarry on a fossil group field trip in Llandrindod Wells.

Installation during my solo show at the museum called ‘Millenia – frieze fragments’. It is a collage of combined fossil rubbings I produced from my collection and the museums.



Mementoes: Collection of shells with coral border. Pencil on paper. 2270 x 1500 cm
‘Mementoes’ a collection of shells with coral border. Pencil on paper. 2270 x 1500 cm


The Necks
The Necks Inspired  by hearing the Australian band The Necks at Colston Hall in Bristol, 2016