Porcupine Marine Natural History Society Field Trip Dale Bay, Pembrokeshire 19th & 20th September 2020

After careful consideration, Porcupine Council are delighted to announce that this year’s field trip will go ahead.  We will be following Covid-19 best practice social distancing and limiting participants to no more than 30 people in line with the Welsh Government guidance on outdoor gatherings.

We are aware that the situation regarding Covid-19 is continuously changing and we may have to revise these arrangements should guidance be changed and more restrictions put in place again.

Please note that all participants will be responsible for booking their own accommodation and meals.  There will be no organised meal out or laboratory facilities available. Participants should, therefore, bring their own microscopes, ID books, and any other equipment required for specimen analysis and processing.

Contact: Kate Lock for further information (including local accommodation info)

rumbalock@rumbalock.plus.com

Shore surveys :

Saturday 19th Sept 2020   LW 1432

Dale shore east end below ‘Griffin wall’

Sunday 20th Sept 2020 Gann flats  LW 1614

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Update on PMNHS Fieldwork and restrictions during Covid-19.

Update on PMNHS Fieldwork and surveys according to government restrictions as a result of Covid-19.

Unfortunately, the Lundy Marine Festival due to take place between June and September has been cancelled.  In light of the cancellation of the whole festival, we have reluctantly concluded that we should also cancel our fieldwork 15-22nd August.  We hope that the whole festival can be rescheduled for 2021, and that Porcupines will still be welcome to join in. Further information on how the event will be rescheduled will be made available once services return to normal.

At this stage, we have not decided not to cancel the Dale field trip taking place on September 19-20.   So please keep those dates in your diaries for the time being.  As the situation across the world becomes clearer in the coming months, we will review whether it is feasible to go ahead.

Whilst organised Porcupine surveys are cancelled or postponed for the time being, it may be that some of you are lucky enough to live close to a shore where you can continue surveying or recording activities independently.  Please follow government guidance at all times, especially not travelling specifically to coastal sites to carry out any such activity.

We hope that all of our members are keeping well, stay at home and enjoy reading the latest Bulletin as inspiration for once life returns to normal.

Worms Head & middle causeway Gower

Worms Head & middle causeway Gower Copyright Blaise Bullimore

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