Roughly 15 CCOP volunteers attended this wonderful fish bone analysis workshop run by Professor Naomi Sykes and the Centre for Human-Animal-Environment Bioarchaeology at the University of Exeter. Half a dozen internationally renowned fish bone and remains specialists taught us about the fish skeleton, how to identify key bones, which bits survive best and how they can be changed by digestion. Perhaps most importantly we learnt the importance of sample recording and preservati
At Gwithian and the Rockpool Café to talk with the CWT Marine Recorders groups about the Cornwall Coastal Otter Project. Not only lots of interest but a great new audience and some amazing talks and presentations – I am inspired to go rockpooling immediately…. Incredible footage from Rupert Kirkwood of marine mammals but including some lovely otters as well.
An evening at Ruan Lanihorne with the Wild Roseland group to talk about Cornwall’s Mammals and to bring them up-to-date with both the Cornwall Coastal Otter Project and Operation Hedgehog. Greta turnout and lots of interest in the projects – one keen surveyor headed down to the beach after the talk and found us some spraint!
A good turnout at Malpas Village Hall to hear Natasha Collings-Costello, Cornwall’s county ecologist and Project Coordinator for the Cornwall Red Squirrel Project talk about Red Squirrels, grey squirrels and the successes and challenges of reintroduction of reds to the county.
A chance to meet some really inspirational people working to protect our beautiful Cornish coastline. Also a chance to promote the Cornwall Coastal Otter Project and the Cornwall Mammal Group. Lots of interest, especially in Simpson Jr. who came along to lend a paw…..