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Crymlyn Burrows Bioblitz and Sculpture launch with Dynamic Dunescapes

Date: Sunday 16 July

Time: 10:00 – 15:30

Location:
Crymlyn Burrows SSSI
Swansea University Bay Campus, SA1 8EN
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Join Dynamic Dunescapes and Swansea University in celebrating the launch of the new Crymlyn Burrows Dune Gateway sculpture.

Free – Booking required for walks

Free
A group of volunteers take part in a citizen science session on the dunes

Join Dynamic Dunescapes and Swansea University in celebrating the launch of the new Crymlyn Burrows Dune Gateway sculpture. Explore with Plantlife, Natural Resources Wales, the Southeast Wales Biodiversity Records Centre (SEWBReC) and Buglife on 16 July for a day of celebration as we cut the ribbon on a new sculpture installation at the burrows. Designed with local input the aim of the sculpture is to celebrate the diversity of plants and wildlife that can be discovered on the site.

Event schedule

All day: From 10:00 to the end of the event join us by:

  • Enjoy free refreshments
  • Recording what wildlife can be found on the dunes through a bioblitz, no experience necessary with all instruction available on-site from SEWBReC.
  • Taking part in our scavenger hunt – see if you can spot what different wildlife is included in the design of the sculpture and then head out to the dunes to find the plant and wildlife for real and take a picture of your discoveries! There will be a prize draw for all completed scavenger hunts.

10:30 – 12:00: Discover the dunes with site Warden Ben Sampson and local volunteers. Join the team for a general wildlife walk to discover the Crymlyn Burrows SSSI – learn about how sand dunes form, what plants and wildlife call them homes and what work is being done to conserve the burrows.

12:00 – 13:00: We’ve left some time for you to eat lunch, relax in the sun or make some more wildlife recordings. Although there are shops on site the offering is limited in summertime so please bring your lunch with you.

13:00 – 13:30: Join us to celebrate as we cut the ribbon on the new sculpture! Share your own pictures with the hashtag #SculptureSelfie and enjoy free refreshments.

13:30 – 15:00: Discover the pollinators of the dunes and learn more about the B-lines project with Ai-Lin Kee from Nature on your Doorstep. This session is being delivered as part of Buglife Cymru’s Neath Port Talbot B-Lines Project– a 3-yr project, working with communities and partners to restore and create wildflower-rich habitat within the B-Lines network, supporting pollinators including nationally rare species such as the Long-horned Bee and the Shrill Carder Bee.

All under-18s must be accompanied by an over-18. Well-behaved dogs on a short lead welcome. Please wear sturdy footwear – dunes can be exposed and it is recommended to dress in layers. Should you have any queries regarding the event please contact Hannah.Lee@Plantlife.org.uk.

For all activities meet at the Margam Square entrance of Crymlyn Burrows Site of Special Scientific Interest. This is located on Crymlyn Way within the Swansea Bay Campus

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