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
Around 125 people took part in the parade through Hugh Town on Saturday evening, to showcase homemade lanterns which this year celebrates seabirds as part of the project.
Today the children and young people of St Agnes created a ‘shadow puppet’ show at the workshop on St Agnes.
The theme for this years ‘Island Light Festival 2014’ is a celebration of Scilly’s seabirds with a particular focus on the Project.
Members of the community are happy to help keep the islands 'rat-free' by managing their waste and composting correctly
Sarah Havery will be sorely missed, but we wish her the best of luck as she heads off to lead a team of conservationists on an island in Antigua. The project based on the island of Crump will carry out island restoration work, removing rats to save snakes and seabirds.
Less windy conditions meant we could do a rabbit survey this evening. This is to understand the effects the removal of rats will have on other species of wildlife in the ecosystem.
Today the school children learnt how they can be the 'spies' of the project and report any rat-sign to an adult on St Agnes. They watched trail camera footage which is monitoring for any last rat sign, and played a quiz to guess was the footage of a shrew, rabbit, bird, or someone’s pet!
The team visited St Mary's to complete work on the 'rat motels' and on the way back they beat the storm - Seabird Task Force Volunteer, Alastair Wilson took this glorious picture of a Rainbow over St Mary's.
The team spent the day on St Mary's this week assisting the Isles of Scilly Wildife Trust in making wooden boxes to house monitoring tools and rodenticide.
Today the team swapped their day off as it will be very tricky to work in this weather. Quick bait station checks have been done and tomorrow will we be out checking the damage. We are all staying safe indoors now!