Friday 17 January 2014

Shore Wainscot anyone?

At Ynys Las today and wondered how the Shore Wainscot larvae have coped with this!  There has been a large scale re-arrangement of sand so they may have had a long walk to the nearest bit of marram grass.  Interestingly the sand is also eroded on the estuary side.  Hopefully the name 'Shore' may not be too literal and there will be plenty in the dunes where they only have to contend with rabbits and dogs re-arranging the sand.

1 comment:

  1. I really don't think there is any real cause for concern regarding the recent erosion from the toe of the dunes at Ynyslas. It's all part of a natural dynamics of a active dune system. Overall the dunes continue to accrete around the end of the spit and the extent of foredunes habitat has expanded significantly in the last 20 years. Shore wainscot and other foredunes inverts are well adapted to the erosion - deposition dynamic, without which they would be in trouble.


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