I’ve been meaning to write about my second excursion to clean up the beach at Fanore in Ireland for weeks now, but a lot of life stuff got in the way, my new job foremost, but not complaining about the added income! We basically started were we left off last time, moving further along the coast.
This time around the garbage was fewer and far between, but the pieces we did find were often large. For instance, we came across a big metal gas drum that required two of us to carry and a number of plastic barrels and some tyres. All in all we collected 240kg more garbage from the area.
I don’t have much to say about the experience. Compared to the last one, it was far less intensive with a hell of a lot more trekking along the coast to find things. Still, the weather held, and it’s always amazing to appreciate the beauty of the Burren in fine weather. I took some of the below snaps of plants flowering as spring turns to summer in this unique ecosystem.
Such a beautiful abundance of flowering plants along just that short stretch of beach. It’s the kind of diversity we should all aim to protect and treasure so that future generations can also appreciate it. I look forward to my next event on June 13th where I’ll be doing a workshop on invasive plant species in Burren and what can be done to manage them.
P.S. if anyone wants to give a shot at identifying these plants for me, please comment below. I’d be very interested to know!