Shoreham Beach

Flowering Plants of the Shingle


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The shingle beach at Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex, southern England, is well endowed with flowering plants, despite the human disturbance.


Shingle Plants

Illustration by Chris Hicks (Northolt)


Shingle plants will begin to colonise above the high tide mark. Below this the moving pebbles will prevent any seedlings getting a stable hold. The plants that grow on the shingle usually have long and tough roots able to withstand the friction of the pebbles that will be disturbed by storms. Often referred to as a desert-like environment, plants like the Sea Kale have water-retaining leaves that enable them to be one of the larger colonisers of this unique habitat. The smaller plants may be able to harness the water that collects on the surface of the pebbles.

ADUR VALLEY
NATURE NOTES 2012
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ADUR VALLEY
NATURE NOTES 2015

Insects:

Buff-tailed Bumblebee 
Red-tailed (Jewel) Bumblebee
Six Common Species of Bumblebees (UK)
Butterflies

Birds:

Ringed Plover
Crow
Cormorant
Wheatear *
Goldfinch
Pied Wagtail


Adur Valley  (Nature Notes)
British Marine Wildlife EForum
Cornwall (Geomorphology, Eclipse etc.)
Dungeness, Kent, England
Flora of Northern Ireland
Friends of Lancing Ring
Hanover Point, Isle of Wight
National Trust: Orford Ness
Orford Ness:  Coastal Ecology of a Shingle Bank (excellent references)
Ralph Hollins Nature Pages  (Chichester Harbour area)
Rye Harbour Nature Reserve
Rockpooling Page
Seashore Page
Shingle Coast  (Coastal Fringe of Shoreham Beach)
Shingle Discussion Group
Shoreham-by-Sea Page
Sussex Archaeological Society
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Slide Show: The Seashore
Slide Show:  Shingle Plants
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