Arts Alive; A Creative Update From Cumbria

In Cumbria, we work closely with artist Irene Rogan to deliver engaging events connecting communities and school groups with nature and our coastal dunes. Here’s what Irene has been up to this summer.

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Discover the A – Z of Dynamic Dunescapes

Meet the special and rare creatures that live in shifting sand, explore the range of habitat types that can be found in a sand dune system, and find out what Dynamic Dunescapes is doing to bring biodiversity back to these beautiful landscapes.

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Top Half-Term Activities for Families in the Sand Dunes

This October half term, we’ve chosen some of our favourite family activities for you and the kids, from exploring the dunes in search of some of the fantastic autumn plants and fungi that are growing right now, to downloading some of our sand dune wildlife spotter activity sheets!

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Cumbrian Images: A Lockdown Photography Story

Blog Cumbrian Images: A Lockdown Photography Story By Rob Stuthridge 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…

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A Day in the Life of a Reserve Warden; Jim Turner, North Walney NNR

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.

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