The weather for January was described as “relentlessly disturbed” with several episodes of gales, while precipitation on 25 days produced a regional rainfall total 70% above average. Despite this, the dune water-
The Devil’s Hole was disappointingly dry on 16th but a pair of Ravens croaking away overhead raised the spirits somewhat, while a Little Egret on the fields east of Cabin Hill was unusual here. A large Fox Moth caterpillar on a dune path was a reflection of the continuing mild winter.
As if there hadn’t been enough damage to the dunes this winter, there was a series of major incidents involving large off-
Another area affected by the surge tides was the shell-
On my way to Blundellsands on 12th, I was surprised to find about 800 Pink-
It was fascinating to visit the exposures of silt on the shore north of Victoria Road on 14th with Alison Burns of Manchester University. She is studying the famous Formby Footprints and showed us tracks of horses and Red Deer, as well as a single well-