Spring Wildlife Survey on Weston Shore


On a recent Saturday morning the Friends of Weston Shore set out to learn more about the wildlife to be found on the shore. We were very grateful to have the kind assistance of Phil Budd from the Southampton Natural History Society with us to teach us more. The Friends of Weston Shore are keen to learn more about the plants and animals on the shore and hope to increase their knowledge to assist in drawing up a fuller picture of the natural resources to be found there.

It was a cold day, in contrast to a previous warm and sunny spell, but it was a lot of fun and as with our previous visit with Phil, it was a surprise to learn more about the living things that make Weston Shore their home.  We’re hoping to carry out more wildlife visits to the shore soon!

learning more about the wildlife with Phil Budd

learning more about the wildlife with Phil Budd

A native European Oyster

A native European Oyster

Manila Clam

Manila Clam

Irish Moss

Irish Moss

The Friends of Weston Shore on the inter-tidal mudflats

The Friends of Weston Shore on the inter-tidal mudflats

Common Shore Crab

Common Shore Crab

Common Ribwort

Common Ribwort

Chickweed

Chickweed

Wild Carrot

Wild Carrot

Nettled Dog Whelk

Nettled Dog Whelk

Sea Beet

Sea Beet

Phil Budd from Southampton Natural History Society at Weston Shore

Phil Budd from Southampton Natural History Society at Weston Shore

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