Causeway Coast & Glens Heritage Trust in conjunction with Rachel Bain, Biodiversity Officer for Moyle, Ballymoney, Limavady and Coleraine councils led a group of walkers across the dunes from Whitepark Bay to Ballintoy Harbour.
Despite being a short walk of about two miles the walkers spent an enjoyable two hours or more on the dunes with Rachel as she pointed out flora such as the Blue Flower of Dunluce (Meadow Crane’s-bill); Eyebright and Wild thyme. Wayne, a young Pennsylvanian tourist, took charge of the butterfly net capturing the Six-spot Burnet moth, Meadow Browns and a few other butterflies and moths for the walkers to identify and view close up. The weather was superb and the dunes were alive with an abundance of butterflies, moths, caterpillars, flowers, horseflies, bees and even a few grazing cattle.
All in all the walk was very successful and feedback from the group was extremely positive. Many thanks to all those who took part especially Rachel. For more photographs of the walk visit the Causeway Coast & Glens Heritage Trust Facebook page.
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