Wembury beachcombing event

On the weekend of the 15th & 16th of April , we ran a beachcombing and strandline event at Wembury Devon .

There was a good turnout for the two guided walks , with an evening talk and presentation at the Wembury Marine Centre , we set pitfall traps on Saturday afternoon on the beach strandline , in the hope of sampling the numerous Insects and other inverts that occupy the piles of seaweed cast up , on our return trip Sunday we found the traps bulging with Sandhoppers , Spiders and various Beetles .

Birds were observed feeding on the beach , these included Rock pipits , Crows and Pied wagtails , all taking advantage of the bounty of seaweed flies and carrion .

We had signed copies of our book, The Essential Guide To Beachcombing And The Strandline , which proved a valuable aid for many of the beachcombers .