On the 27th August, several Club members met in glorious sunshine (and a bit of wind) just across the Kingsferry Bridge to explore the north coastline of the Swale on Sheppey. Marine expert Ian Tittley introduced us to the vascular plants, seaweeds, animals (and animals that look like seaweeds: Hornwrack!) to be found on the shore and coastal defences bordering Elmley Marshes.

The Swale Shore of Elmley NNR

 

The wind kept many insects out of reach but Great Green Bush Crickets and the rare Ruderal Bumblebee put in notable appearances.

Text and photo courtesy of Simon Springate