Skomer Island, Wales, UK
Located just one mile off the scenic Pembrokeshire coast of Wales, Skomer is a haven for wildlife under the care of The Wildlife Trust of South & West Wales. The island is covered with wildflowers such as bluebells and campion in season and is home to about half the world’s population of Manx shearwaters, as well as huge nesting colonies of puffins, razorbills and other seabirds. Birds of prey including falcons, kestrels and owls prey on native mammals throughout the day including rabbits and an indigenous Skomer vole. The human history of Skomer is revealed by prehistoric stone circles and standing stones, while the historic period has left ruined farms and houses. The island’s shoreline hosts large colonies of grey seals, and the waters offshore attract dolphins and porpoises.