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Wildflower at Camber (ESCC)

Wildlife in Camber

Over 250 different species of plants and animals can be found on the dunes at Camber.  Look out for large flocks of feeding waters at low tide, particularly in the winter, flowering plants of the coast including sea rocket with pinky-white flowers and sea splurge with pale green leaves and clusters of tiny yellow flowers.  Moths such as six spot Burnet moth and butterflies can be found on the dunes and plants at Camber. 

Shells and washed up sea life that can be found on the beach including razor shells, skates egg cases often known as ‘Mermaids purse’ and empty cases of Whelk’s eggs can often be found along the sea line.

If you are lucky you may see the flash of a lizard's tail, look out for trails that the lizards leave behind in the sand, the common lizard lives on insects in the dunes.  Listen out for the long tuneful song of the Skylark flying high above the dunes and watch out for the Weever Fish who lives on the sandy sea bed.  When the sea goes out the Weever fish buries itself in the sand and has a ridge of sharp spikes across its back.  If you tread on one the spikes can be sting you so you should seek first aid.

Why not visit the Rye Harbour Nature Reserve where a network of footpaths will lead you through the reserve to see a vast array of wildlife.

Tags: Wildlife in Camber, Camber Wildlife


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