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Seashore Safari and Seaweed Sensations

Posted: Friday 21st October 2016 by DevonWildlifeWatch

The latest adventure of the Wildlife Watch group based at Slapton

Kingsbridge Wildlife Watch Group’s October outing was to North Sands near Salcombe. It was 0.6m at 12 o’ clock so perfect timing for us to go rockpooling. The skies cleared for a sunny session albeit with an easterly breeze. With 17 enthusiastic children and their parents and carers we found a fabulous array of animal species from a common whelk to a small ballan wrasse and from velvet swimming crabs to pipe fish. Alongside the creatures, we got excited about seaweeds, discussing recipes and ways of eating them, and some intrepid people sustainably harvested some to take home for tea! We also had fun making lifelike 3D sculptures and pictures of seashore animals on the sandy shore. The rain came down suddenly and heavily at 12:30 perfectly timed for the end of our session to enable us to retire to The Winking Prawn cafe!

Next time: Saturday 19th November 10:30-12:30 at Andrew’s Wood for some active scrub bashing! Please contact Clare Cremona on

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