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
Today we headed to Annet to survey the seabirds on Annet.
This month the monitoring stations found saigns of shrews using the stations as their homes! We will continue to check the chocloate wax inside the 100 stations around the islands each month, looking for teeth marks from any rats.
The project welcomes Ed Marshall as part of the AFON internship with the Isles of Scilly Wildlife Trust. He will be getting great shots of the project.
Thanks to RSPB sabbatical volunteers Matthew and Olly for assisting this month’s ecological monitoring work.
Seabird Ecologist, Dr Vickie Heaney was delighted that two Manx shearwaters were calling back from burrows which have not previously been occupied in recent years.
Project volunteers were delighted to be trained in the methodology of 'call back' to survey Manx shearwaters in burrows this weekend.
Each Friday a Guide points out the wildife to the passengers onboard the Scillonian III
Volunteers have been trained how to carry out vegetation monitoring using random quadrats to calculate the cover of plants across St Agnes, Gugh and a control site on Bryher. Will the removal of rats have any effect on flowering plants?
Today we have been analysing the contents of the pitfalls. We needed a makeshift outdoor lab, so the weather and the view made the day's activity quite special.
Tiny shrew prints found in the tracking tunnels across St Agnes and Gugh - are numbers increasing?