Spring­time in the Scil­lies na­ture trip

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After this year’s sell-out trip we bring you an­other chance to dis­cover the in­cred­i­ble wildlife and scenery of these mag­i­cal is­lands in the com­pany of na­ture ex­pert, Will Wagstaff

Al­though just a short ferry ride off the coast of Corn­wall, the beau­ti­ful, un­spoilt Isles of Scilly feel like an­other world – with only 2,000 peo­ple liv­ing on the five in­hab­ited is­lands. Thanks to the Scil­lies’ unique ge­og­ra­phy, there’s a won­der­ful ar­ray of flora and fauna. More than 400 va­ri­eties of seabirds, waders and mi­grants can be spot­ted through­out the year. Spring is when birds in song dis­play brightly coloured breed­ing plumage, while April also sees the ar­rival of breed­ing puffins. The coast­lines will be awash with al­li­ums, wild prim­roses and sea thrift, and there’ll also be the chance to spot rare plants such as orange bird’s foot and dwarf pansy. Once again, on this ex­clu­sive tour, you’ll be stay­ing at the St Mary’s Hall Ho­tel on St Mary’s, visit the is­lands of Tresco, Bry­her and St Martin’s, and take a boat trip to the un­in­hab­ited Eastern Isles to see the At­lantic grey seals. Your spe­cial guest through­out will be Will Wagstaff, the Scil­lies’ lead­ing author­ity on birds, flow­ers and but­ter­flies, who, as well as guid­ing tours of the is­lands for 30 years, has been the lo­cal ex­pert for the BBC’s Wild Bri­tain,

Three Men in a Boat and This Morn­ing.

Through a se­ries of fas­ci­nat­ing guided walks and an evening talk with a Q&A, Will will bring of these spe­cial is­lands alive. So don’t miss this unique op­por­tu­nity to ex­pe­ri­ence the magic of the Scil­lies.

Cromwell’s Cas­tle on the Isle of Tresco At­lantic grey seal pup

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