Hop tu Naa on the 31st October is the oldest continuously-existing tradition in the Isle of Man – a date that is historically the eve of the Celtic New Year and a time to be extra wary of witchcraft and other supernatural happenings.
The Isle of Man is the only entire country to be a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, reflecting it is a special place for people and nature. Each month, authors from different walks of Manx life offer a personal perspective on #MyBiosphere. To mark Year of Our Island’s ‘Heritage’ month, we hear from Edmund Southworth:
By Laura McCoy, Natural History Curator, Manx National Heritage
On the 8th September Richard Sabin of the Natural History Museum, London, delivered a talk on Hope, the blue whale skeleton that has taken centre stage in the Hintze Hall at the Museum.
By Neil G Morris, Managing Director of Manx Birdlife
Nestling in the Irish Sea, the Isle of Man boasts a beautiful and varied coastline.
By Richard MacNee
We think the best things come in threes. So it made sense for three organisations all interested in removing plastic from our Island to get together for an initiative during September.
Judging has taken place in the first UNESCO Biosphere Isle of Man Awards.
UNESCO Biosphere Isle of Man will join Beach Buddies on 19th October at an event to mark a major milestone in the charity’s growth.
A fungus not recorded on the Isle of Man since 1976 was logged at a weekend devoted to fungi.
In a series of articles in Manx Life magazine, produced by Mannin Media, authors from different walks of Manx society write about what makes the Isle of Man special to them. The September 2018 article is penned by Sarah Kelly, Chairman of the Manx Music Festival.
The woodlands above Ramsey have been a playground for generations of local children.