Mae Twyni ar Symud yn brosiect newydd cyffrous ac uchelgeisiol i adfer rhai o’r twyni tywod pwysicaf yng Nghymru a Lloegr er lles pobl, cymunedau a bywyd gwyllt.
Mae llawer ohonom yn gyfarwydd â thwyni tywod ac yn eu coleddu fel tirweddau arfordirol hardd, ond maent hefyd yn bwysig am eu bod yn ferw o fioamrywiaeth. Mae’r twyni hyn yn noddfa i rywogaethau unigryw a phrin sydd wedi addasu’n berffaith i fyw mewn tywod. Mewn twyn iach, gallech ddod o hyd i degeirianau, llyffantod, adar a madfallod yn ffynnu!
Ond mae’r creaduriaid arbennig hyn mewn perygl. Dros amser, mae llawer o dwyni tywod wedi cael eu gorchuddio gan wair a phrysgoed sydd wedi sefydlogi’r tywod yn ormodol, ac mae rhywogaethau ymledol wedi llethu rhai cynhenid. Gwyddom bellach fod ar dwyni angen ardaloedd o dywod sy’n symud yn rhydd, ynghyd â llaciau twyni cysgodol iach, ac ardaloedd ble mae’r llystyfiant yn isel er mwyn cynnal y bywyd gwyllt amrywiol. Rydym yn defnyddio technegau cadwraeth arloesol i ailfywiogi’r twyni ac i wneud eu tywod symudol yn gartref perffaith unwaith eto i’n bywyd gwyllt sydd dan fygythiad.
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I had heard that there were glow worms on The Towans sand dunes, but had never seen them myself. So when West Cornwall Reserves Manager Nick Marriott put me in touch with a local glow worm enthusiast, I decided I needed to find out more!
Did you know that here on the Sefton Coast, we have possibly one of the World’s fastest beetles? Around 2cm long, with colourful reddish wing cases with three pale bands and iridescent green underneath, its the northern dune tiger beetle Cicindela hybrida!
Blog I grew up in North Devon so the dunes have been part of my life for many years. Firstly with Braunton Burrows and then Woolacombe, both magical places. My childhood summers are memories around picnics in the dunes and long balmy evenings watching the sun go down with friends. The hillocks of dunes topped…
Blog In February this year if you’d asked my wife Carol and me what we’d be doing with our spare time in June, “photographing nature” and starting a new venture would have been a long way down the list of activities! With me working full-time in the Barrow shipyard, evenings normally consisted of watching TV…
North Devon, in common with various other coastal locations of the UK, was used to train soldiers for the D-Day Landings. The expansive four square miles of sand dunes at Braunton Burrows became the “Assault Training Center”.
I’ve walked up the Eastern side of the National Nature Reserve which forms one edge of the channel between Walney and the mainland. Calm water here allows sediments to deposit and form an excellent saltmarsh with distinct zones of vegetation. Today it is awash with painted lady butterflies nectaring on the sea lavender.
As a landscape photographer, I often like to take the big picture and encompass as much of what’s around me as possible. I also like to look for the unexpected, surprising and also patterns in nature. I feel these are the ingredients that make interesting pictures.
The tiny yellow flowers of the fen orchid once added bright splashes of colour to the sand dunes across the coast of south Wales, giving the dune slacks which they carpeted a floral sunny hue in June. But, as Wales’ dune habitats have fragmented and become overcrowded with thick vegetation, this delicate little specialist species has been forced out of the landscape.
Sand Dunes and Sea Rocket: discover a coastal cabbage and its importance in dune creation and conservation
On beaches all around the British Isles from the Isles of Scilly to the Moray Firth and beyond, and even across Europe, from the shores of the Mediterranean up to the Baltic, if you take a closer look the dunes, just above the high tide line, you’ll see more than just marram grass; you’ve a good chance of finding a beautiful plant called sea rocket (Cakile maritima).
In the spring of 2020, the progress of Dynamic Dunescapes project work in Lincolnshire has of course been impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. Here’s an update on what we have been able to do at Saltfleetby-Theedlethorpe NNR.
As we celebrate 75 years since the end of the Second World War in 2020, one of the Dynamic Dunescapes project sites offered up a previously unearthed piece of wartime history, buried in the dunes for over three quarters of a century.
In February this year our Lincolnshire team installed a series of new fences in carefully-chosen sites across the dunes at Saltfleetby-Theedlethorpe. The purpose of these new fences is to protect certain areas, including some of the pools that are used as key breeding areas for the dunes’ population of rare natterjack toads. The fences are…