Tuesday Treat: Dune Communities

17 January 2021

To the north, south, and east of Great Yarmouth are dunes, one-time grazing for sheep, one-time a place to draw up the fishing boats and mend the nets. These days a swathe of those dunes are lost to housing and what is left is trampled on by dogwalkers and tourists in season. Few look down to see what grows at their feet.

But I’m not the usual casual walker

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To really see some of these plants you need to crouch low

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Others are more readily visible

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The tree lupin I’ve featured before. Not a tree but a low-growing shrub

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But mostly the plants here are carpet-forming

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And lichen abounds

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Can this be lichen too? It’s Cladonia and the little cups are its fruiting bodies

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I could fill a post just on this one lichen…

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But I wouldn’t want to bore you…

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Well, maybe one more…

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And mosses…

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Yes, if you look, you’ll find quite a mixed community growing low amongst the dunes

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Hope you enjoyed this visit to our dunes where even in the depths of winter there is always green

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20 Responses to Tuesday Treat: Dune Communities

  1. Deborah says:

    I did enjoy the visit to the dunes! Thank you Crispina! 🙂 ❤

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  2. These dunes are so full of life! Well done!!!!

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  3. Thank you for looking down! And sharing the sights. Gorgeous.

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  4. Judy says:

    Yeah aquatic plants are diverse, lovely and lush…love all the shades of green and yellow too.

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  5. Dale says:

    Thank you for the wonderful tour, Crispina!

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  6. Those lichen that look like trumpets are very cool.

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