COAST & SEA by Sarah Welton
Virtually all of Dorset’s coast is now part of the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site. One of Britain’s first underwater Marine Wildlife Reserves is at Kimmeridge. Then there are the unique shingle bank of Chesil Beach and the Fleet lagoon, Poole Harbour with its saltmarshes and islands, the limestone cliffs of Portland and Purbeck, as well as rock pools, undercliffs, sand dunes and some truly stunning beaches. Such diversity explains the extraordinary richnesss of the plants and animals that flourish along Dorset’s coast and in its seas – a wildlife that ranges from dolphins to red squirrels, from a bright blue seaweed to the Lulworth skipper butterfly, and from guillemots to early spider orchids.
One of five full colour ‘Discover Dorset’ guides to Dorset’s different wildlife habitats produced in partnership with – and in aid of – the Dorset Wildlife Trust.
138 x 204mm
Colour illustrations throughout
Published in partnership with Dorset Wildlife Trust
ISBN 1 904349 02 1