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By Leigh Morris

Cheeky seal demonstrates diving delights off Isle of Man

Photos of a cheeky seal joining Manx Wildlife Trust CEO Leigh Morris on a dive off the Isle of Man last week have enchanted social media viewers. Leigh, who moved to the Island this year, describes his incredible close encounter with the curious creature and extols the joys of diving in Manx waters.

Laxey Bay MNR

#MarineMondays: Laxey Bay

Explore the Isle of Man's 10 Marine Nature Reserves (MNRs) on #MarineMondays. This week, Dr Peter Duncan, Senior Marine Environment Officer for the Isle of Man Government, tells us about the purple heart urchin, masked crab and other creatures lurking in Laxey Bay.


Saturday Stroll with Georgie Revill

What is your favourite Saturday Stroll? This week, Georgie Revill, from The Cook Shack, leads us through her favourite part of Maughold.

Northern Wheatear by Neil Morris

Visit to Manx BirdLife Point of Ayre Reserve

The UNESCO Biosphere Isle of Man Stakeholder Partnership Group, led by chairman Chief Minister Howard Quayle MHK and vice-chairman Environment Minister Geoffrey Boot MHK, visited the Manx BirdLife Point of Ayre Reserve this week. DEFA ecosystem personnel also joined the tour. Neil Morris, charity Managing Director, updates us on the project.

Year of Our Island Garden

Make a beeline for Yn Ellan Ain Garden this summer

Yn Ellan Ain (Our Island) Garden, created for the Year of Our Island celebration in 2018, is in full bloom this summer. One of its creators, Jill Dunlop, a teacher at Anagh Coar, encourages us to visit.

The Children's Farm

Charity's latest steps towards sustainability

Chris Martin, of The Children's Centre, tells us how more sustainable practices at the charity's farm base are allowing it to plough more money into services.

Man out of doors

The Natural Health Service

With 'green prescribing' by GPs back in the news, a local man with a history of stress and depression describes how getting out into nature in our Biosphere each day helps him combat his symptoms.

Peregrine falcon by Bill Henderson MLC

The importance of the Peregrine falcon to the Isle of Man

The Peregrine falcon is one of the Isle of Man's most popular native creatures. Bill Henderson MLC writes about the magnificent bird of prey and the importance of one of its habitats, the Marine Drive in Douglas.

Bunscoill nature journalling

School's nature journalling project

Pupils of Bunscoill Ghaelgagh and their families took part in Bea Feie (Wildlife) journalling project to stay closer to nature during and after lockdown. Their teacher Aalin Clague tells us about it.

Windy by Ellie Baker

Artist Ellie is inspired by our Biosphere

Artist Ellie Baker is inspired by our UNESCO Biosphere's land and seascapes, its light and its ever-changing weather. We asked her about her distinctive work.

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