Sunday, 21 July 2013

Avon Wildlife Safari Day 3 - Go to the Beach

We are very lucky here in Avon, not only do we have rolling hills, wildflower meadows, ancient woodland and beautiful ponds but we also have the coast. This is a great opportunity to go on an adventure to find out more about marine and coastal wildlife, particularly in the Severn estuary which is a valuable habitat for wading birds,salt tolerant plants and migratory fish.

The Severn estuary is one of the largest estuaries in Britain and has the second largest tidal range in the world. there are many walks that you can take to explore the wildlife from Bridgewater Bay all the way up to Aust.
Look out for curlews on the saltmarshes near Walborough Common,  and migrant birds such as finches, wagtails and skylarks at Aust Cliff, which is is also a great spot to go fossil hunting.

photo: Ulster Wildlife Trust
But if you really want to go to the beach, check out the Weston Super Mare sand sculpture festival and marvel at the amazing creations for this year's Hollywood theme. When you've had a look round, go for a walk along the beach, explore the rock pools and gather some inspiration to make your own sand sculpture. 

Make sure you send us some photos!

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