WELCOME TO THE SHORES OF SOUTH DEVON WEBSITE
*** The Association continues to function with occasional Zoom talks and small safaris, but it is very difficult to be more than just a virtual presence during the Covid crisis. Nevertheless, we know from our fellow Facebook page that there is a great interest in the wildlife along the coast of South Devon. And thus we trust that sometime in 2021 we will be able to resume group meetings and live talks and become a strong advocate for the preservation of marine life. ***
South Devon is blessed with a wonderful coastline and with rocky shores many of which are within easy reach with public transport. These shores contain a marvellous range of extraordinary and exotic marine animals and plants that live and compete in the inter-tidal zone. The variety and extraordinary ecology of this local environment can match that of anywhere in the world.
The Shores of South Devon was founded in January 2020 as a voluntary association that focusses on the marine life of the rocky shores and beaches along the coast of south Devon. We hold monthly meetings where expert speakers will talk on a relevant topic, and field trips (surveys and safaris) to our local shores.
The Association’s aims are
1) To celebrate and promote interest in the varied and highly diverse shores of the south Devon coast
2) To bring together people with a common interest in their local marine environment to
a) learn about and share knowledge of
c) increase their enjoyment of
the fascinating natural history near them
3) To do this through
a) regular expert talks
b) surveys and shore trips, including Citizen Science projects and other external activities
c) links to other interest groups, professional and scientific bodies
Before the Covid crisis talks were held at Teign Corinthian Yacht Club Eastcliff clubhouse at the northern end of the promenade in Teignmouth. Postcode TQ14 8SH. Find out more about the club here.
Please also check out our public Facebook site for recent posts here and our Youtube channel for replay of our Zoom talks, and a video of the creatures of the shores between Dawlish Warren and Shaldon that we have made, here. We also have a private Facebook site for Association members only here.