A special place... The Isles of Scilly are one of only two places in England where Manx Shearwaters breed

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Under threat...The Isles of Scilly hold 3,000 fewer pairs of breeding seabirds than 25 years ago

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We need YOUR help to protect our important seabird heritage

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Apple Day on St Agnes

All eleven children at St Agnes School met Biz Bell and three team members, together with Bob Dawson from the Isles of Scilly Seabird Recovery Project. We saw the different bait stations to be used, and how these are marked with flagged bamboo canes. We then went to a nearby garden to collect apples from the trees and the ground. It had been very windy so there were lots to pick up! Thanks to Alison Legg, Emma Eberlein and Jenny Lewin for helping organise this very successful event, and Carol and Fran Hicks, and Pam and Julian Beresford-Smith for generous access to all the apples. The highlight of the morning was local farmer Mike Hicks who took us through the whole process of preparing the apples and pressing to get the most delicious apple juice! Afterwards, the children prepared a display of how we get from apple pip to apple juice.



Principal Funders

Project Partners

  • RSPB
In addition to generous support from LIFE, the EU’s program for financing key environmental schemes across the continent and the UK’s own Heritage Lottery Fund, the Seabird Recovery Project is also being supported by the Isles of Scilly’s Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Sustainable Development Fund and the Isles of Scilly Bird Group.