A special place... The Isles of Scilly are one of only two places in England where Manx Shearwaters breed
Under threat...The Isles of Scilly hold 3,000 fewer pairs of breeding seabirds than 25 years ago
We need YOUR help to protect our important seabird heritage
Members of the Volunteer Ranger team assisted the project this week by camping and getting stuck into all the field survey work. The project is learning about the wider effects the removal of rats may have had on other species; rabbits, shrews, insects, plants and land birds.
Every Friday a project 'wildlife guide' onboard the Scillonain points out the wildife seen from the boat - Manxies ahoy!
As part of this months ecological monitoring of wider species (rabbits, shrews, insects, plants, land birds) across St Agnes, Gugh and and a control site on Bryher, we are working towards an understanding of the wider effects of the rat removal work. Thanks to all the wonderful volunteers who assisted in soaring temperatures, it was fab weather even without shade!
Survey on Bryher and a little walk to Tresco in the lunch hour!
Guide Dave Curtis pointed out the seabirds and other marine life to the passengers travelling on te Scillonian today - a great trip!
Isles of Scilly Wildlife Trust volunteers are busy analysing pitfall contents today. This is part of the work the priject is doing to understand the wider impacts fo the rat removal on other species of wildlife.
The project delivered a seabird wallk on St Martins today to visiting school St Just Primary school.
As part of the project, we are running guided walks to have a 'date with nature' on Tresco. We discuss the project whilst introducing visitors to the seabirds and land birds on Tresco.
Today Dr Vickie Heaney, Jaclyn Pearson and volunteers Norman Harris and Emma Eberlein carried out a Lesser black-backed gull survey on Gugh.
This Saturday we had a bonus Scillonian guide trip! A guide (Dave Flumm today) points out the wildlife to the passengers onboard the Scillonian III