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Calf of Man

Calf of Man's important role in tracking migratory birds

The Calf of Man is one of 20 'official' locations around the British Isles where movement of migratory birds is monitored. Aron Sapsford, Manx Wildlife Trust's Ornithological Warden on the Calf, writes about its importance and its most recent 'season'.


Project charts Isle of Man's journey towards tackling climate change

Mann's Green Footsteps is a Culture Vannin project charting the Isle of Man's journey towards tackling climate change. It is led by Sarah Mercer, Biosphere intern. She writes.

Underwater footage from Port Erin

Underwater footage highlights success of closed areas

Underwater footage from the Isle of Man's marine nature reserves is playing a key role in assessing the success of efforts to ensure long-term sustainable fishing and monitor biodiversity. Matthew Garratt, Fisheries Technician with DEFA, explains more.

Gillian Street by Kate Owens

Gillian Street's #MyBiosphere

In our regular feature, authors from different walks of Manx life offer a personal perspective on #MyBiosphere. This month, Gillian Street writes:

Sarah Hickey

Mapping our carbon-capturing peatlands

Sarah Hickey, of Manx Wildlife Trust, is mapping carbon-capturing peatland in the Isle of Man uplands, with funding from Manx Lottery Trust, to inform restoration. She writes about the project

Wood vetch

Woodland wildflowers flourish thanks to project

'Conservation work can take a long time get right and saving some of our more endangered woodland wildflowers is no exception.' Andree Dubbeldam, writes about how a Wildflowers of Mann project is paying off, with 10 species now flourishing in Ramsey Forest.

Glen Mooar Aurora

Shooting the stars in the Island's night skies

The Isle of Man has 26 Dark Sky Discovery Sites, where night skies are unspoiled by light pollution. Photographer and filmmaker Brook Wassall takes stunning images of our skies. He lets us into the his secrets for shooting the stars.

Nest box in ash tree

Garden visitors caught on camera

Twitter followers look forward to Michael Howland's morning updates about his garden 'visitors'. Michael tells how a career in computers led to a hobby watching wildlife via webcams - and about some of his sightings.

Crossbill by Peter Christian

Look out for Crossbills this Christmas

Although the Robin is the bird most closely associated with Christmas, Crossbills are also a common sight. Biodiversity Warden David Wright tells us more about the bird and where to spot it.

Manx cottages by Faye Christian

Potter inspired by land and sea

Faye Christian tells our Biosphere’s story through her ceramics. A farmer as well as a potter, Faye describes how the land and sea inspire her and how her miniature Manx cottages are captivating the public.

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