Summer wildlife bundle
May and June are fantastic months for getting outside to explore nature. And the seaside is a great place to explore. Of course seashells are easy to find on sandy beaches. But looking for jellyfish and sea mammals is more of a challenge! Our summer wildlife bundle features almost 100 different species for you to find this summer.
The FSC Seashells guide features 40 common seashells found on the seashore in Britain and Ireland. Accompanying text describes how to identify each type of shell. Shells are a common sight at the seaside. This seashells guide is perfect to take with you when walking along the beach or coastline. Great places to hunt for seashells include the strandline, beaches close to river estuaries and bottom of the beach at low tide. Alternatively, if you just want to learn more about seashells, this guide is just the place to start!
The FSC Jellyfish guide features 28 jellyfish and similar species of the British and Irish coast. These include hydroids, soft corals, sea pens, sea fans and sea anemones as well as jellyfish. Beautiful colour paintings show the key features of 28 species of living animals. Accompanying text covers the size, active months and habitat for each species. Also included is a gallery of photographs of the commonest jellyfish washed up on the shore, since this is typically how most people will first see them.
Sea mammals guide
The FSC Cetaceans and seals guide features 25 species of seals, dolphins, porpoises and whales most likely to be seen in UK waters. A group of fast moving animals leaping from the sea surface is likely to be a group of cetaceans. The group may include more than one species. Binoculars or a telescope are helpful. Close to shore, the most common sea mammals are the bottlenose dolphin and harbour porpoise. Sometimes also seen from land are common dolphins, Risso dolphins, common minke whales and white-beaked dolphins.