The Nature of Somerset's Coast

The Nature of Somerset's Coast
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Brand:  Pisces Publications

Size:210 x 284mm
900 colour photos
Author: Nigel Phillips

Somerset's coast runs from the River Avon, just north of Portishead, south and west for 103 kilometres (64 miles) to the remote beach at Glenthorn on the Devon border.

These 103 kilometres encompass a remarkably diverse landscape, with dramatic cliffs, shingle banks, saltmarsh and sand dunes, and huge sandflats and mudflats exposed at low tide. The coast here also has a dazzling array of marine life in lower shore rockpools, a huge diversity of invertebrate life in its sand dunes and saltmarshes, plus a wonderful flora on the cliff tops and grassy headlands.
Of the four major estuaries used by wintering birds in the South West the Severn has by far the largest number with up to 100,000 birds present most winters, with Somerset’s coast hosting a large proportion of them.

With a Foreword by novelist and biographer, Dame Margaret Drabble, Patron of the Somerset Wildlife Trust, The Nature of Somerset's Coast describes the rich diversity of wildlife found along the Somerset coast, with chapters on seaweeds and marine life, flowering plants, mosses and liverworts, lichens and fungi, insects, spiders and other invertebrates, reptiles and amphibians, birds and mammals, as well as chapters on habitats, geology and fossils, and its history.

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