If, like me, you’ve been on holiday during August then you may well have missed the jelly fish invasion. During the earlier part of August numerous Lion’s Mane jellyfish were found washed up on the beach. These stingers are the largest known species of jellyfish and are normally found in colder waters. My very limited research indicates that a sting from a Lion’s Mane is not known to be fatal and typically causes temporary pain and localised redness. I gather that they still sting you even when they’ve gone to jellyfish heaven.
I did take a walk out on the beach last week with the dog and we did manage to find and take a photo of one, but the above photo taken by Micheline Robinson is much better than mine.