Today's Family Activity Session was Exploring Sandy Shores at Killinallan. Surprisingly on such a lovely day and for what is usually such a popular activity, there were far fewer folk than usual. However we had such good fun that when I thought to ask the time it was 4 pm - half an hour later than we usually finish! We caught Shore Crabs, a 15 spined Stickleback, a Sea Squirt, a Father Lasher, a Butterfish, Opossum Shrimps, Prawns, Hermit Crabs, a Goby and a Shanny. We also saw various species of sponge. Thanks for coming everyone!
This is a blog of natural history notes maintained and moderated by members of the management committee of the INHT: Fiona MacGillivray, Martin Armstrong, David Webster, Andrew Kent, Isobel Freeman, Bernard Hannett, Danielle Vessey and Alistair Hutchison, and our Centre Managers, Mandy and Gary.
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