Tuesday, 12 July 2016

Skokholm Inspired Art

ob•serve – colours of an island

An exhibition of new work by artist Linda Norris.

The Tower, Oriel y Parc, St Davids, Pembrokeshire

2nd July – 31st August • 9.30–4.30 daily

The work in this exhibition is rooted in a study of the landscape, colours and wildlife of Skokholm Island, Pembrokeshire, which Linda Norris undertook as Artist in Residence on the island in 2015. The exhibition shows the process by which the artist examined observation as the root of scientific and artistic enquiry and adopted scientific methodologies to collect and analyse colour in the landscape.

This project was funded by the Arts Council of Wales with support from Dale Sailing Co., Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, Wildlife Trust South and West Wales, and the wardens of Skokholm Island.

More details at http://www.linda-norris.com

Sunday, 10 July 2016

Fundraising for the islands

Last year Dave Astins swam from Marloes beach to Skokholm to raise funds for the Observatory and enabled the island to acquire a whole set of portable radio's which have revolutionised communications (and birding) on the island.

Dave is now doing another marathon event and competing in the Ironman Wales event this year aiming to raise funds for Skomer and Skokholm whilst doing so, as he writes below. We thought you might like to consider supporting Dave and hopefully exceed his target. Not many birders put their body on the line in support of our avian friends, so perhaps we could put our hands in our wallets as a somewhat easier option.

I am taking part in Ironman Wales on 18th September and have decided to do something useful (other than ruin my body) whilst doing it....I'd be grateful if you'd chip a few quid into my fundraising pot (my money will go to the Wildlife Trust of South & West Wales, and split equally between the amazing islands of Skomer & Skokholm off the Pembrokeshire coast to help with the amazing work they do to monitor and protect the special wildlife that occurs there).  I'm targeting £2,260 (£10 for every kilometre I will hopefully cover....some will be easier than others):

The link to help with this amazing (or completely mad) fundraising event is :-

Thursday, 12 May 2016

Opticron Event at Lockley Lodge

Gary and Chrissy at Lockley Lodge have asked us to advertise an Opticron Open Day at Lockley Lodge next Tuesday.  There will be opportunities to look at (and through) a wide range of first class Opticron optical equipment - telescopes and binoculars,.

If you in the market for new kit it may be a good time to get down there.  There may even be some bargains!