Tuesday, 16 September 2014

The Shearwater Week Wrap Up

At the end of August we ran our first Shearwater Week on Skomer. Every night we bribed our tame Oxford Uni researchers, Liam Langley and Olly Padget, to deliver a talk to overnight guests and show them manxies being weighed. Although this cost us dearly in bribes, cake, tea and beer, it was a resounding success and everyone left with some amazing Manxie memories.

The event was fully booked and we will be running it next year too. We're going to change the format a little bit to allow everyone a slightly more relaxed stay so you'll be booking to stay two nights, with the presentation and evening walk one night, and manxie weighing demonstration the following morning. The price is £70 for adults, £30 for kids under 16. Bookings open on October 6th and we think this will be booked up really quickly!

In case you're not sure about it or want to find out more I decided against writing any more about the event, despite being asked to write this blog, and made a couple of videos instead so you can see and hear what it's all about.

So here's two short videos to give you a taste for more:

Hopefully those clips will have whetted your appetite to find out more about these amazing birds which call Skomer their home. Who needs puffins?!

Andy Bramwell, Skomer Visitor Officer

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