This illustrated talk on Lundy Island will explore its natural and human history. Lundy Island, ten nautical miles off the coast of Devon in the Bristol Channel, was Britain’s first Marine Conservation Zone. In more recent times it has become well known for its puffin colony and rich marine habitat.
Simon Dell MBE has been visiting Lundy for over 50 years and field guide there for over 20 years. He is the author of several books about the island. Although only three miles in length and half-a-mile wide, the Island offers an amazingly diverse range of things to do for day-trippers. Its 4,000 years of human history comes to life through the 42 scheduled monuments and its clutch of listed buildings. It is often compared to the Galapagos Islands due to its isolated habitat for wildlife. This is all set against a backdrop of stunning natural rugged beauty, making it a walker’s paradise.
Join Simon in this talk for a virtual tour of the wildlife of Lundy ‘above and below the waves’ as a precursor to a separate visit during the puffin season on 16 June 2022. More details on the field visit to the island is available on the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) web page.
The talk will be in person at the University of Plymouth. An online option is available for participants who cannot attend in person but wish to know more about the island. University staff, students, schools and members of the public are particularly welcome in addition to RGS-IBG members and fellows.
- Attend online: Advance booking is required for online attendance - use the 'Book now' button on the RGS (with IBG) web page.
- Attend in person: No booking is required to attend the in-person talk at the University (seats available on a first come, first served basis).
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