Ramsey Island and Grassholm

Ramsey Island and Grassholm

Ramsey Island and Grassholm
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Latest blog posts
  • Was that a shearwater I heard?

    At the moment our days are consumed by all things Manx shearwater. We are in the middle of a full survey (which takes place every 4 to 5 years) and are eager to know if the upward trend seen in this species since rat eradication in 2000 continues or will...
  • Where has May gone?!

    The calendar says 18th May but its hard to believe where the time has gone. Here is a quick summary of what has been happening on Ramsey so far this month We finished lambing! The last lambs (a set of twins) were born on 12th - we got the remaining...
  • A Visit to Ramsey from the Mediterranean

    In April of this year we had a visit from Dilek Sahin, a Yelkouan shearwater researcher from Turkey. Yelkouan shearwaters are only found in the eastern Mediterranean and are a close relative of the Manx shearwater (which breed here on Ramsey). It was...
  • Lambing time again

    Farming is a big part of life on Ramsey and we manage a flock of Welsh Mountain sheep for conservation grazing purposes. Chough are one of the island's key management plan species. There are less than 400 pairs in the UK with over 50% of those in...
  • The Start Of My Ramsey Adventure....

    Our 2016 Reserve Intern Sarah Parmor arrived for the season in late March and has hit the ground running! Sarah takes up the story of her first 2 weeks....... Ramsey opened to visitors slightly earlier than usual this year due to the early Easter weekend...
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