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).

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.