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Clevedon Coast and Saltmarsh



Dee Holladay & Pam Millman




2nd October 2022
2:30 pm -


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The area locally known as the Clevedon ‘Pill’ is a small inlet south of Wain’s Hill. Two bodies of water meet the Severn Estuary here: the Land Yeo and the Blind Yeo. The later is a man-made drainage ditch that receives its water from the many drainage ditches or rhynes on Clevedon Moor. This saltmarsh shows typical zonation, with the most salt-tolerant plants – such as algae and Glasswort (Salicornia spp) – found at the seaward edge, and the least tolerant where they are only flooded with seawater at High Water during Spring Tides.

We shall find a wide range of typical saltmarsh plants such as Rock Samphire Crithmum maritimum, Sea Plantain Plantago maritima, Sea Arrowgrass Triglochin maritima, Annual Sea-blite Sueda maritima, Sea Aster Aster tripolium, Sea Spurrey Spergularia spp, Scurvy grass Cochlearia anglica and many more. On the inland side there are reeds, sedges and many grasses at the full extent of the tidal reach.

Meet by the allotments next to the cemetery at the end of Old Church Road, Clevedon ST392706. Wellies or boots advised as it will be muddy.
Plenty of parking available along the roads nearby.

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