They returned with pockets and bags full of sea shells. Their eagle eyes had searched out a huge variety. The full list consisted of...Edible Whelk, Tower Shell, Dog Whelk, Pod Razor, Small Razorshell, Edible Mussel, Common Otter Shell, Banded Wedge Shell, Edible Oyster, Striped Venus, White Piddock, Masked Crab, Common Cockle, Prickly Cockle, Rayed Trough Shell, Shore Crab, and a small number of unidentified and unidentifiable bits.
Above - Sea Heart and Prickly Cockle
Above - Pod Razor, bottom, Sea Heart top left, Prickly Cockle and Barnacle encrusted Edible Mussel
Above - Rayed Trough Shell
Above - Unidentified prickly winkle type shell.
Whilst the children were on their beach safari, there were reports coming in from the Rangers that White Letter Hairstreaks had been seen at the Rock Gardens. A little bit of sunshine was all that was needed.
Where to next? Back to the Rock Gardens after work if it's sunny.