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Wildlife Highlights - Thrift

Thrift, also known as Sea Pink, is a common sight around the coast of Anglesey in spring and early summer when its pretty pink flowers are in bloom.  Despite its delicate appearance, this is a hardy plant.  It is well adapted to life in exposed maritime environments with high levels of salt-spray.  Some of the plant’s adaptations include its tightly packed, narrow leaves and low-growing habit, which help it to conserve water by reducing evaporation.  The nectar-rich flowers are attractive to bees, bumblebees and butterflies.

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  • Coastal

    'Coastal'

    'Who can resist a stunning stretch of coast? '

  • AONB

    'AONB'

    'The Isle of Anglesey’s Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), has one of the most varied landscapes in Britain.'

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    'Wildlife Highlights Lapwing'

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    'Wildlife Highlights Otter'

    'After experiencing a dramatic, country-wide population crash in the second half of the twentieth century, otters were virtually absent from Anglesey. However they have...'