Mud, mud, glorious mud!

19th January 2008

The hidden world of our Helford creeks was revealed to a large gathering by the well-known marine broadcaster and retired lecturer of the University of Exeter, Dr Tegwyn Harris.

We were reminded that bacteria, slimy green weed, worms and numerous shrimp-like creatures are the basis of the whole chain of life within the Helford River environment but are so easily forgotten as we wade through the slippery mud.

Birds and fish are more familiar as they are easily seen, but Tegwyn pictured the smaller organisms in a fast moving presentation accompanied by his particular brand of amusing stories.

© Helford Voluntary Marine Conservation Area