The Wildlife of North Devon’s Sand dunes with Mary Breeds
Join us for an exciting evening as we explore the fascinating wildlife found in North Devon’s sand dunes. Led by the knowledgeable Mary Breeds, this event is a must for nature enthusiasts. Discover the diverse range of plants and animals that call these dunes home, and learn about their unique adaptations. From rare birds to beautiful wildflowers, you’ll be amazed by the wonders of this coastal ecosystem.
Sand dunes are found behind several beaches along the North Devon coast and are home to an incredible range of wildlife. The amazing thing about these dunes is their mobility – thousands of tons of wind-blown sand have slowly crept inland from the beaches over many hundreds of years . This sand contains millions of tiny fragments of sea shells which make it lime rich and therefore a great habitat to lots of beautiful lime loving plants such as orchids and Vipers Bugloss. The main areas of dunes are at Braunton Burrows, Northam Burrows, Woolacombe, Croyde and Instow. This illustrated talk will introduce you to some of the amazing flora and fauna that can be found in these dune habitats.
About the speaker
Mary Breeds is a local ecologist, naturalist and all round very knowledgeable nature lover who is keen to share her knowledge of the local area and unique habitat of Braunton Burrows.