Week’s photo catch up….
Lambometer: 17 Mums, 32 Lambs
It’s been a hectic week, lambs galore! If you’ve been watching lambing live on the BBC (i recommend it) you may have an idea what’s been going on, plenty of cute lambs to come and visit. Ross and Matt have returned, and more volunteers have started too, 10 on the island, i’m not sure what we would do without them…… Wonky is a lamb we were forced to adopt after his mother (Roswell) failed to produce milk, he follows us everywhere. If there are any community farms / city farms looking to purchase human friendly lamb, get in touch……..
Lisa and Will left us on Sunday 8(, Kat is staying on for a few more weeks 8). A huge thank you to these fantastic volunteers, we’re going to miss you all, you’ve been brilliant! Lisa’s becoming a warden at Berry Head near Paignton, Will’s off to cycle around Britain. For a few days last week, three quarters of the Flat Holm population were people who had cycled Land’s End to John’O’Groats (or the other way round)…
Wildlife news: 44 Shelduck were spotted on Fridays survey, this is one of the highest counts for several years, Shelduck have been engaged in courtship dances and a male was spotted defending a rabbit burrow, could this be the year for shelduck chicks? Let’s hope so! A couple of theories have been proposed, but they are both quite secret, maybe if you visit the island you will work it out…..
Weather has been brilliant for the grassland, April shower’s and sun has covered our island with lesser celandine (Ranunculus ficaria) and John’s plot is filled with clumps of bluebell shoots.
Oh, and we’ve been featured on the Visit Wales Blog, some great ideas for day’s out on there!