Sheer Cliffs and Shearwaters: A Skomer Island Journal
The Bookshop invites you to a very special evening as we welcome Richard Kipling and celebrate the launch of his book Sheer Cliffs and Shearwaters: A Skomer Island Journal.
This is Richard Kipling’s personal and engaging narrative of a glorious summer spent as a field assistant on Skomer Island, a small island off the Welsh coast hosting some of Britain’s most spectacular seabird colonies. His role was first and foremost to monitor a range of seabirds, including Guillemots, Kittiwakes and fulmars, but at the same time, he also thoroughly enjoyed the plant and other animal life that inhabits this unique spot as well as life in the small community of conservationists that shared it with him.
The book traces the changes that mark the passing months and seasons, from the arrival of thousands of breeding birds, to their eventual departure, and explores the natural history of the landscape they occupy. But this is also a personal story, a reflection on life and work of a naturalist on this remote island.
Richard will be joined by the illustrator, Michael Roberts, whose striking line drawings adorn the title.
Free entry and refreshments
A warm welcome to all