Friday, 15 February 2013

Grass beach ball

 Balls like this, composed of grass or other vegetation, turn up on beaches after storms, with the bits of grass having been rolled into a ball by the action of the surf. This one (c.3 inches, 75 mm across), on the beach at Uiskentuie, looks as if Fescue (Festuca) is the principal material. This grass grows abundantly on the Bridgend merse at the head of Loch Indaal.

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