- Sue Burton and Geoff Liles – Otters
- David Readhead – Butterflies
- Marten – What to see on the seashore
- Kate Lock – Wildlife of the skomar and Grassholm tidal races and the Cleddau
- Cliff Benson – Whales and Dolphins
On the 20th November 2013 the Pembrokeshire Coastal Forum (PCF) will hold the very popular ‘Pembrokeshire Wildlife Sightings Event’ at the Merlin Theatre, Haverfordwest from 7 to 10 pm. The event inspires local naturalists and photographers to share stories and images celebrating the diverse and special wildlife of Pembrokeshire. Tickets can be bought in advance by going to Wildlife Sightings 2013 ticket booking sight.
The speakers this year have been planned and should include the following!
Last year we were lucky enough to go to this wonderful evening where enthusiasts spoke about for example Skomer wildlife including its diverse marine life, the 9 species of whales, dolphins and porpoise to be found off Pembrokeshire, Stackpole, The Dung Beetle and a fascinating account of spiders. It was a great evening and we learnt a lot.
Pembrokeshire Boat Rides to see Grassholm gannets – lots of fun!
Catching the little ferry from St Justinians you can spend the day on Ramsey quite happily or if preferred you can go straight to Grassholm to see the gannets – they say there are 50,000 on the island!
Thousand Island Boat Trips will take you round the delights of St Brides Bay and further afield to Grassholm and Ramsey and even The Smalls. We recommend splashing (!) out on a 3 hour trip to see the amazing wildlife off the Pembrokeshire Coast while staying in the area. Usually boats go from Whitesands Bay or St Justinians and booking is quick and easy.
Gannets of Grassholm
A friend took these lovely photos of the gannets of Grassholm – Awesome sight seeing so many gannets and the smell is something else too!
If staying at Old Oak Barn near Carmarthen you wont have to get up early to make the most of the day because you can catch the afternoon boat or in the summer there is an option to do an early evening trip. We have all the information here for you to plan your day.
We had a fantastic day seeing Gannets and other wildlife off Ramsey and Grassholm in brilliant sunshine. Launching from St Justinians with Thousand Islands Boat Trips Worth every penny. These photos were taken by a friend and show the wonderful colours and nature at its best. Pembrokeshire has to be one of the perfect destinations for a holiday in the summer.
The most impressive wildlife sight in Pembrokeshire must be the Gannets of Grassholm, one of the largest colonies in the world of its type.It has a massive wingspan of almost 2 metres, making it the largest North Atlantic seabird. During the breeding season, April to September, more than 34,000 breeding pairs nest on the northern side of the island and are protected from the prevailing South Westerly winds. Over many years, their bird droppings have stained the rock white. In consequence, when you approach the island by boat, having travelled 10 miles offshore, it looks very much like a bun sitting on the ocean with icing sugar on top! And the smell is very noticeable too!