Sea Pink Galore

The new Isle of May visitor centre back in early March

The new Isle of May visitor centre back in early March

And now; the 'green' roof from a distance...

And now; the ‘green’ roof from a distance…

Impressive! Yes this really is the roof of our visitor centre!

Impressive! Yes this really is the roof of our visitor centre!

A scene from recent days' the Low Light and rainbow

A scene from recent days’ the Low Light and rainbow

Friday 22nd May comments: It’s been another busy week on the Isle of May although will summer ever arrive? I’m not one for complaining but the weather has been very unsettled as we’ve experienced rain, sun and strong winds (making the place feel more like March rather than mid-May!).

Anyone visiting the island this year will be impressed by our new visitor centre which was finally constructed during the winter of 2013-14. Having had last year to settle and bed into the landscape, the building is now looking magnificent in its new island surround. Even the roof top is impressive as it is covered in flowering Sea Pink (also known as Thrift). The green roof is also proving popular with our settling Arctic Terns and no doubt they’ll be nesting on top soon. Roof top Arctic Terns, what next?

As for the breeding season, plenty has happened over the last few days but I’ll bring you a full round up in tomorrow’s blog, as we are now entering chick hatching time…

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