Isle of Man News
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 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.
In our regular feature, authors from different walks of Manx life offer a personal perspective on #MyBiosphere. This month, Gillian Street writes:
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
'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.
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.
Twitter followers look forward to his morning updates about his garden 'visitors'. Michael Howland tells how a career in computers led to a hobby watching wildlife via webcams - and about some of his sightings.
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.
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.
The Isle of Man has the highest density of roosting hen harriers in the British Isles. Louise Samson, Biodiversity Officer with DEFA, outlines the vital role volunteers play in monitoring these beautiful birds of prey.