Dune Flora

Pyramidal Orchid by Laura Fox

Sand dunes take up 2% of the landcover of Cornwall but contain 20% of its floral species, some of which are nationally scarce or rare. In this workshop we will learn about the wildflowers that have adapted to the unstable conditions of fore dunes, the well-drained calcareous grasslands of fixed yellow and grey dunes, and the damper dune slacks. After a classroom introduction, we will visit Upton Towans CWT Nature Reserve to examine the habitats and look for characteristic species.

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