Tag: Farne Islands
Farne Islands, Northumberland, take third place for Favourite nature reserve in Countryfile Magazine awards
The spectacular Farne Islands, a nature reserve off the coast of Northumberland, have taken third place in the national Countryside Magazine awards 2012. The Farne Islands took the third spot in the popular Favourite nature reserve category.
As part of the national celebrations to mark the 100th anniversary of The Wildlife Trusts Movement, Northumberland Wildlife Trust has just a few places left on its 2012 centenary anniversary boat trip to the Inner Farne Bird Sanctuary on Saturday Sept. 1.
The Farne Islands have been shortlisted in a BBC Countryfile Magazine awards and you can make your vote for the islands in the Britain’s favourite nature reserve category before June 1.
The coast of the North East of England and parts of Scotland are now seeing grey seals return to give birth to pups. At a few weeks old, the pups will go to sea to prepare to live an independent life. Now Northumberland Wildlife Trust asks members of the public who see any young seals basking on the region’s coastline not to panic and to leave them alone. Keep dogs under control and away from young seals.
Beginning in 1951, wardens on the Farne Island off the coast of Northumberland have been counting and tagging seal pups born on the Islands. That means that this year marks the 60th anniversary of one of the longest ever British mammal surveys. The event is being celebrated by the National Trust which notes that the number of pubs born each year has trebled, from 500 to 1499. The islands are home to the largest colony of Atlantic grey seals off the coast of England.