Online Talk: Dynamic Dunes of the North West Coast

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Join Holly and our student researchers from Dynamic Dunescapes to find out about sand dunes along our coastline, and the projects aiming to restore dunes for the benefit of wildlife and the local community.

Sand dunes are important biodiversity hot-spots and often a sanctuary for rare species which are perfectly adapted to live in sand. At a healthy dune, you could find orchids, toads, birds and lizards. However, some of these species are at risk as many dunes have become covered by grass, invasive species, and scrub which have over-stabilised the sand.

Join Holly Stainton from Cumbria Wildlife Trust as she shares the work that the Dynamic Dunescapes project has being doing along the Cumbrian and Lancashire coastline to restore our rare sand dune habitats.

Holly will also be joined by student researchers who have been awarded bursaries to undertake their project on local sand dunes. They will share the findings of their research, including a study on the effect of invasive species on biodiversity at Fleetwood; investigating the accessibility of coastal nature reserves for people with disabilities; and raising awareness of priority beetle species in Cumbria.

Booking essential. Joining instructions will be emailed before the talk.

Landscape view of the beach meeting the dunes