Dawlish Warren Day (Exeter & S Devon Branches)
Tue. 14 May 2019 at 10:00 am
A joint Exeter Branch and South Devon Branch arrangement
Dawlish Warren Day will be a celebration of the magnificent, multi-designated and intensively studied sand spit at the mouth of the Exe Estuary. The morning session at the Langstone Cliff Hotel will begin with coffee, followed by three talks:
- Antony Buller will deal with the creation of the sand spit through to the £14 million 2017 Beach Management Scheme, designed to protect the middle estuary from flooding;
- Jeremy Ison will summarise the unique flora, which is capable of adapting to the damp, salty and sandy terrain; and
- Nigel Hewitt (RSPB) will cover its prolific birdlife, which includes migratory species from the Arctic, Europe and elsewhere.
Delegates will then take lunch at their own choice of eateries in the local area – and at their own expense – before gathering at 2pm outside the Dawlish Warren Visitor Centre. (The Centre is located a few hundred metres along a path leading north-eastwards from the extremity of the main car park.) Here they will be divided into three groups to examine the flora and experience the birdlife first hand. Our field guides will be Jeremy Ison, Bob Hodgson and Nigel Hewitt.
Booking is required. Numbers will be limited to 50.