Join us on a Seaside Safari!
Learn about the secret life of our seashores in a series of exciting Seaside Safaris this summer.
Bracelet Bay, Mumbles
Find out how starfish eat, how crabs grow and how long limpets live.
The events are run by Marine Biologist Judith Oakley and funded by Swansea Council, Gower AONB, the Countryside Council for Wales and the National Trust.
Judith said: "People were amazed at just how colourful and fascinating our shores really are. Everyone learns the Seashore Code before we start on the expeditions so they respect the habitats we will be investigating and the wildlife we find. One thing to note is that we don't use nets as these can damage more delicate creatures."
All the safaris are free apart from the Worm's Head safaris which incur a small fee for the National Trust.
She said: "We will record all the species we find and these records will be submitted to the Marine Life Information Network. We will search particularly for non-native species and climate change indicators. We'll also be contributing to the Big Seaweed Search for the Natural History Museum in London.
Booking is essential as places are limited. Call Judith to book your place on 07879 837817 or email her on firstname.lastname@example.org
The safaris take place throughout the summer on the following dates:
* Sunday June 27 at Bracelet Bay: Meet at entrance to Mumbles Pier at 12.15pm
* Sunday July 11 at Worm's Head: Meet at the National Trust shop in Rhossili at 11am (Charge applicable).
* Monday July 12 at Oxwich: Meet at slipway near hotel at 12.15pm.
* Saturday July 17 at Port Eynon: Meet outside shops at 3.45pm.
* Wednesday July 28 at Mumbles foreshore: Meet at the entrance to Mumbles Pier at 1pm.