Gems of the Dunes - Back from the Brink2020
Gems of the Dunes at Sefton Coast form the largest undeveloped dune system in England and are home to one of our rarest reptiles, the colourful Sand Lizard, and the scarce Natterjack, a charming little toad. There are also many other special plants and invertebrates, all depending on the dunes. For this commission I led adult drawing and painting groups through the dunes and wetlands to learn about the landscape, the plants and the creatures that live there.
Back from the Brink is one of the most ambitious conservation projects ever undertaken.
Its aim – to save 20 species from extinction and benefit over 200 more through 19 projects that span England; from the tip of Cornwall to Northumberland.
It’s the first time ever that so many conservation organisations have come together with one focus in mind – to bring back from the brink of extinction some of England’s most threatened species of animal, plant and fungi.