Family Wildlife Day at Port Quin

On Saturday 3 August, a few families joined the rangers down on the beach at Port Quin for a morning of rock pooling.

Rock pooling at Port Quin

We found quite a few crabs, mainly velvet swimming crabs, as well as beadlet and snakelocks anemones, limpets, topshells, periwinkles, various fish and a very cute cushion star.

After lunch we headed to the our allotment in Port Quin which is under the care of St Minver School. Here we constructed a mega bug hotel for many, many little beasties to make their home, all snug and warm. We used a mixture of natural materials and recycled others. Twigs, cones, shells, hose pipe, leaves, plastic tubes, cardboard and slates were used to fill the gaps in wooden pallets to give plenty of variety for the many different insects which should be attracted to it.

Making the bug hotelThe bug hotel

Thanks to everyone who helped on the day.

Sarah Stevens, Ranger, Tintagel to Holywell