Speaker: Steve Stansfield
Reporter: Sue Gale
Our October talk from Steve Stansfield had many of us wanting to rush off and book a trip to Bardsey Island immediately! Steve is Director of Operations on the island and has lived there with his family for 26 seasons. (They live in Norfolk in the winter.) Bardsey is a tiny island in the Irish sea about 2 miles off the end of the Llyn Peninsula. It has farmland, where Welsh Black cattle graze, at the lowland end, and the high side of the island which rises to 167m is covered in gorse and bracken. Not only is this an SSSI, with its protected seabird colonies and special flora and fauna, but it is also one of only 17 Dark Sky Sanctuaries in the world.
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