Saturday 21st March comments: So it’s official the Isle of May is temporarily closed due to the current national situation and we hope everyone stays safe and well. In this unique and exceptional time we appreciate the importance of mental health and wellbeing and as a result we’ll be doing our bit by bringing you as much news from the Isle of May as possible.
Over the next few weeks we’ll attempt to bring daily updates from the island bringing you all the news and views of what is happening with the seabirds on the island, the build up to the new nesting season and anything else that is happening from the unexpected to the surprising. When timelines are being filled with serious news and issues, it’s nice to escape and appreciate that the natural world is going along as normal, business as usual.
As a result, from Monday we’ll be doing everything we can to bring a little bit of the Isle of May national nature reserve into the comfort of your home. We’ll also be encouraging people to get out and about along the coasts and countryside to enjoy the great outdoors and see what Mother Nature has to offer; you might just be pleasantly surprised, after all it is spring and even the first Swallows have been seen!
So stay safe everyone, follow all the advice from the government and NHS but enjoy the outside world, breath it in, as spring is on its way.