Shoreham Beach Local Nature Reserve showcased in exhibition at Marlipins Museum

Shoreham Beach Local Nature Reserve is an internationally rare shingle habitat, identified as an exceptional site for invertebrates, and this beautiful environment is right on our doorstep.

Wednesday, 1st May 2019, 11:12 am
Updated Wednesday, 1st May 2019, 11:13 am
DM1942607a.jpg. Friends of Shoreham Beach showcase Local Nature Reserve in exhibition at Marlipins Museum, Shoreham. Jacky Woolcock. Photo by Derek Martin Photography. SUS-190430-182934008

The Friends of Shoreham Beach have put together a wonderful exhibition at Marlipins Museum in Shoreham to showcase this gloriously rare habitat and the work that goes into its care. The museum is open from 10.30am to 4.30pm Tuesday to Friday and 11am to 3pm Saturday. Admission is 50p. Read more: Marlipins Museum in Shoreham opens for the 2019 season, showcasing Shoreham Beach Local Nature Reserve in the launch exhibition

Graphic designer Lynda Hargreaves with one of the panels she created. Photo by Derek Martin DM1942580a
Dolphins have often been spotted in the sea off Shoreham Beach
The reserve has been identified as an exceptional site for invertebrates
Jacky Woolcock, chairman of The Friends of Shoreham Beach. Photo by Derek Martin DM1942607a
The Friends of Shoreham Beach organises beach cleans throughout the year and provides support for community groups to do the same
The reserve has been identified as an exceptional site for invertebrates
Jan Newnham with examples of the plants on Shoreham Beach. Photo by Derek Martin DM1942582a
Christine Bohea and Jacky Woolcock with a display about litter. Photo by Derek Martin DM1942573a
Some of the invertebrates, including the rare gonatopus distinguendus. Photo by Derek Martin DM1942584a
The reserve has been identified as an exceptional site for invertebrates
The Friends of Shoreham Beach showcase the Local Nature Reserve in an exhibition at Marlipins Museum, from left, Christine Bohea, Jan Newnham, Lynda Hargreaves and Jacky Woolcock, with curator Emma O'Connor. Photo by Derek Martin DM1942570a
Christine Bohea has put together a display of items washed up on the beach. Photo by Derek Martin DM1942614a
Cuttlefish in the sea off Shoreham Beach