Skomer Island and neighboring Skokholm Island are perhaps most famous for their puffins, hosting the largest puffin breeding colony in southern Britain. Less than a mile off the Pembrokeshire coast lies Skomer Island, a magical place known for its huge bird population, including a large puffin colony, and its resident seal colony. from Grassholm Island and the Smalls in the west, through Skomer Island, Midland Island, and the Marloes Peninsula to St. Ishmaels in the east. The rocks of Skomer form part of the Skomer Volcanic Group. It's a great place to catch up with fellow Skomer volunteers, meet new ones, find out who else will be here when you next visit and share your pictures, news and experiences from the island. Skomer can be visited on day trips or overnight stays booked through the … Inspired by a sense of wonder and a desire to connect with nature, she is the author of Island Friends – a series based around the birds of Skomer Island. Skomer (Welsh: Ynys Sgomer) is an island off the coast of Pembrokeshire in southwestern Wales. Skomer Island by Mike Alexander Skomer is a captivating Welsh island and one of Britain's most spectacular National Nature Reserves. BBC Radio 4’s Living World visits Skomer Island off the south east coast of Wales and home to thousands of seabirds. Boats depart from Martins Haven for Skomer Island which is about one mile off the coast from Easter to October. This Nature Reserve is managed by the Wildlife Trust and is an absolutely incredible place to visit. It is well known for its wildlife: around half the world's population of Manx shearwaters nest on the island, the Atlantic puffin colony is the largest in southern Britain, and the Skomer vole (a subspecies of the bank vole) is unique to the island.It is also known for its archeological … It is managed by the Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales and you can find out more about it on the Wildlife Trust’s website. Skomer is a captivating Welsh island and one of Britain's most spectacular National Nature Reserves. In the books, the island’s puffins and their friends show children resourcefulness and spread positive messages about the … This Group outcrops over a distance of over 40 km. The two islands are also home to the largest colony of puffins in southern Britain (10,000 breeding pairs), many likewise nesting in the burrows created by the large population of rabbits. The particular highlight is to see the Skomer Island Puffins. Skomer Island, in Southwest Wales, is one of the most accessible and important seabird breeding sites in Europe. Skomer Island is located 10 minutes by boat off the coast of Pembrokeshire, West Wales. It has internationally important populations of seabirds, including Puffins and Manx Shearwaters, and large numbers of grey seal pups are born on the island's beaches. If you volunteer on the island and are in Facebook, go and join the group now! 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