This course is designed for those who would like find out more about coastal biology and the wildlife that they come across whilst enjoying the coast. It’s being delivered by Liza Cole who has been lucky enough to manage coastal nature reserves, including Lundy (Devon), Portland (Dorset) and St Abbs (Berwickshire), for over 20 years.

The course will be delivered via Zoom. It comprises six sessions of about an hour and covers the following:

  • The environmental factors that influence marine life

  • An introduction to coastal habitats & examples of plants found within them

  • An introduction to coastal animals: butterflies & moths; reptiles & amphibians; birds (seabirds, waders, herons, ducks, geese, swans, passerines, corvids & raptors); mammals (including seals and common cetaceans); other coastal creatures with fins (basking shark, sunfish); intertidal and shallow water life; mysterious objects found on the strandline.

  • Help with ID – books, apps and websites

  • Threats

  • Conservation

  • How you can help

Cost: £60 (£40 for concessions).

Future dates TBC contact me to put your name on the waiting list

© 2020 text and design by Liza Cole. Photos by Liza Cole, Jim Greenfield, Rachel Gray, Ciaran Hatsell, Keith Hiscock, Lindsay Mackinlay