Tuesday, 17 March 2015

Meet the new VO

A new year on Skomer Island and we have a new Visitor Officer, or VO. Leighton Newman joins us officially from mid April onwards and will be in charge of the hostel at the farm as well as most aspects of any visitors experience on the island. Leighton had been working as a Field Assistant for the Wildlife Trust at our head office and new visitor facility at Parc Slip. He had already been drafted in to the Skomer team to help cover the period from the beginning of March to mid April and had impressed us so much that we decided to keep him on.

The Skomer team 2015
Andy Bramwell, who made so many positive changes last year, has moved on and we wish him all the best for the future. Many of the things that Andy started last year and worked so hard to get off the ground will continue. Events to look for this spring include:

April 3rd-6th - Family Quiz Trail and Raffle (Raffle prize is an overnight stay on the island in August)

April 27th - Monday Guided Bird Walk with Dave Astins (Phone 01239 621600 or pop in to Lockley Lodge to book)

In other news, the first Puffins of the year have been seen today! The cliffs are already quite noisy with the calls of Guillemots and Razorbills and mating has been observed in both species already. The first Linnet of the spring was seen this morning and both Marsh and Hen Harriers have been seen today. There was also another cheeky seal in our boat this morning!

Cheeky seals!

Spot the Puffin

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