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Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Wed 9th May 2018 - Norton Spit, Yarmouth. GG # 734.

Terry's Photographs.

Starting out from the van...

.....over the car park to the mill...

...out along towards the old railway line....

...whilst taking in the views!

Pick up new bags from the van...

..out past the sailing club, over the bridge...

...ready for tea break on Norton Spit.

Split into two heading towards Fort Victoria..
and the others combing the spit itself.

No bad for a mornings work..!

Two or three times a year, Mark gives us a real treat and schedules the GG session at one of the many beautiful beaches here on the Island. Today it was the area to the south and west of Yarmouth that got our full attention. The pictures above track our route and also show that the weather was 500% better than at the GG session last week! Not quite the all time record breaking temperatures that we had over the May Day bank holiday, but lots of sun and light winds. I think it would be fair to say that we had to look hard for the litter we collected today so the residents of Yarmouth, and the visitors, are to be congratulated on their litter regime.

A note from Mark reference caterpillars...

 Yes I agree they are Brown Tail Moth caterpillars. As you say these can cause irritation if handled. In most cases these get left alone, only if they are likely to come into contact with people do authorities act.  

I'll report them to the IWC ecologist but I think it is too late for control measures for they are now spread through the undergrowth eating the Bramble the webs have been spun upon.  

many thanks

Many thanks to Terry for taking the photographs this week.

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