open sand

open sand

[′ō·pən ¦sand]
(geology)
A formation of sandstone that has porosity and permeability sufficient to provide good storage for oil.
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Fife Tentsmuir beach A magical combination of forest trails that dip and weave between tall trees and open sand dunes.
The remaining 6 acres are broken up into open sand dunes with seaside goldenrod and low coastal shrubs, such as poison ivy and beach rose.
annual fertilization (iron rakes) at the place of herbaceous vegetation and, if necessary, in the area of open sand (accumulated - recycled, transported organic material), removal of any incidental tree species, maintenance of the wooden barrier in case of its damage and possible chemical destruction of blackberries.
Blackpool and Southport will be packed in the coming months with visitors just wanting some sun, paddling and lots of open sand to play on.
Snowy plovers nest in dry, open sand along the beach, so it's very important that visitors stick to the designated paths, instead of traipsing off willy-nilly across the dry sand to reach the shore.
What is it like running in the open sand for so long?
On one side was lush seagrass full of shrimp, crabs and small minnows, while the other side represented open sand with clams and small crabs.
These annual species are commonly associated with disturbance, but we rarely find them growing in the open sand between dominant perennials of a mature dry sand prairie.
According to civil defence sources, heavy rains turned most of the internal roads and open sand spaces into pools of water.
The Countryside Council for Wales (CCW) aims to create small, new areas of bare, open sand and dune slacks, which will boost the survival chances of some of the sand dunes' rarest plants and insects - including petalwort, sand wasps, mining bees and rare beetles.