The aim was to determine the proportion of male and female parts (the anthro-ovary ratio) in relation to the PH and the underlying rock to see if the soil quality affected pollination. They were checking 750 samples in two locations: on the cliffs (see photo) and "down the Parsonage" - the local term of reference to the shelf below Rhossili Down.
For the second year Coastwatch has been visited by the Natural Science Department of Bath Univerity (June 2008). Last year their project was on woodlice, this year they were doing a buttercup survey (cf. A Botanist's Paradise).