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
As part of the ecological monitoring for the project, we have a control site on Bryher and this is the view from the Heathland and scrub habitats across Hell Bay looking to St Agnes and Gugh in the distance. Spectacular!
We are not the only ones interested in the content of the pitfall traps and shrew tracking tunnels!
What’s that flower? This week project volunteers have received training from Spalding Associates on how to carry out vegetation surveys and identify vegetation over four habitats across Gugh, St Agnes and a control site on Bryher.
Each Friday a Guide points out the wildife to the passengers onboard the Scillonian III
Volunteer Norman Harris spotted this little beauty on our way to the survey sites on Bryher last week.
RSPB staff and volunteers Amy, Matthew, Olly and Tamsin enjoy a break in the sun after digging pitfalls across 4 habitats on St Agnes today.
The Ecology volunteers arrive on the islands today and will be sporting the ‘summer look project orange hats’ as modelled here by Jaclyn – hope they like them!
Sunday morning tasks ahead of ecological monitoring this week, assisted by Rio the dog. We are making mesh lids for the pitfalls which we use to sample invertebrates.
Garden tigers moth caterpillars are called 'woolly bears' due to their 'fluffy woolly' appearance although these hairs are irritant so don’t pick them up, just admire as they crawl along coastal paths! They have been emerging on St Agnes and Gugh alongside the green and black six-spot burnet moths.
Here is a burrow on Gugh, fit for a Manx shearwater - will one be moving in soon?