WELCOME TO THE
SHORES OF SOUTH DEVON WEBSITE
We have now started occasional series of live talks series which were delayed by the January 2022 upsurge in the Omicron variant of Covid, with a talk at the Royal Torbay Yacht Club by Sarah Greenslade on the Seal Project. These talks are open to all on payment of a small fee. We we also conducting monthly Bio-blitzes on different shores in co-ordination with the Rockpool Project to which we welcome Association members. Our Facebook page continues to show that there is a great interest in the wildlife along the entire coast of South Devon.
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
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.