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Breathtaking stretch of silver sands surrounded by wildlife-rich dunes
The sandy beach is backed by dunes where a variety of flowers bloom: bluebells, cowslips, burnet roses and, to give it its common name, bloody cranesbill, amongst others.
Over 100 people joined us on Saturday 22 August on Low Newton beach for Bio-Blitz 2015. It was only one of many similar events happening at places all across the National Trust this year, but none as far north as ours!
A BioBlitz is a race against time (usually over a 24-hour period) to discover and record as many species as possible in a particular place.
We had a brilliant day with over 300 species recorded and over 500 individual reports submitted. Once we have worked through all of these we will put a final report on this site.
These records will also be passed on to the Local Wildlife Record Centres and the National Biodiversity Network Trust to help understand how wildlife is changing and how best to protect it. We will also use the findings to help determine the management needs of our special coastal places.
Activities on the day at Low Newton included bird watching, cetacean spotting, bird ringing displays and a rockpool ramble.
Looking after the North East coast
We're proud to look after some amazing stretches of coastline in our bit of the North East, from the spectacular sweep of Embleton Bay and the amazing wildlife on the Farne Islands to the iconic castles of Lindisfarne and Dunstanburgh. We couldn't do what we do without your support, so thank you to everyone who enables us to continue our work.