Naturalists enjoy Lundy outing

A successful trip to Lundy was enjoyed by the Taw and Exmoor branch of the British Naturalists Association. Among the sights they saw were the famous Lundy cabbage, golden hair lichen and the balm leaved figwort. The group was pleased that the eradicatio

A successful trip to Lundy was enjoyed by the Taw and Exmoor branch of the British Naturalists' Association.

Among the sights they saw were the famous Lundy cabbage, golden hair lichen and the balm leaved figwort.

The group was pleased that the eradication of rats seemed to bear fruit as four pairs of nesting puffins were seen. Other nesting sea birds included fulmars, kittiwakes, razorbills and guillemots.

Some 55 species of flowers and 45 types of birds were seen, among them a storm petrel and spectacular diving by a flock of gannets.


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Members were dismayed to see a grey seal with a discarded fishing net wound tightly round its neck.

To find out more about the activities of the local branch or the national organisation, visit www.bna-naturalists.org or contact local organiser Brian Sims on (01271) 343607.

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