Islet cleanup day September 14th

Holmerydding 18.09.2023. Foto: Katja Enberg

Last Thursday (14,09) almost 50 amazing people traveled from BIO to Marinbiologisk station at Espeland. Everyone was putt to work collecting plastic and cutting away unwanted vegetation, with great effort from all participants we were able to rid the islets of all plastic and unwanted vegetation, and made them ready for a new nesting season.

The fruits of our labor will be apparent come spring, when Nesting season begins anew, but our friends at Marinbiologisk station are confident that our work will have a significant impact on the number of birds nesting in the area.

Thank you so much to all who participated in this event and made it a success!

And thank you all for the wonderful dinner thereafter.

Holmerydding 14.09.2023. God gang på bålet! Foto: Katja Enberg

During the day we even made some nice observations of birds.  The common ringed plover or ringed plover (Charadrius hiaticula, NO:Sandlo) is not that commonly seen in this part of Bergen, and the Bar-tailed godwit (Limosa lapponica, NO:Lappspove) is rarely seen in the Bergen area at all.

Holmerydding 14.09.2023. Lappspoven er en sjelden gjest i Bergen! Foto: Katja Enberg


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