MSc BCEM+ Trip to Hauxley

Must check this against last year’s pic to see how much more is exposed

Had such an amazing “just for fun” day with the MSc students – not just BCEM but also Sam from Ecological Consultancy and Alex from Food Security – we love to welcome anyone who wants to come. Thanks everyone for coming.

It was one of those days where everything seems ridiculously beautiful: the rain stopped, the sun came out the colours and atmosphere on the beach were stunnig. In the waterside bird hides, the golden eye were close in against the shore so we could properly see their golden eyes, and the little grebe was dabbling in the near distance too – with the godwit, curlew, turnstone, redshank etc on the middle island. In the other bird hide there was every garden bird for the beginner (which some of us were) and the fattest ever pigeon. And the lichens at Druridge bay were dripping.

Birds, seeweeds, fossils, peat beds – so much to see. Every stone tells a story
the peat beds from thousands of years ago with aurochs footprints
Theo is telling us about his contribution to the building and painting of Hauxley Nature Reserve
We just sat and watched and watched and watched – then went to a different hide – and sat and watched some more

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