Skomer Island by Mike Alexander ~ Book Launch Online Event!

Skomer Island is located off the Pembrokeshire Coast

Skomer Island is located off the Pembrokeshire Coast

A must event for all Skomer fans!


Skomer is one of Britain’s most spectacular National Nature Reserves and is managed by The Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales. It is a haven for seabirds such as Puffins and Manx Shearwaters, and the breath-taking displays of spring flowers, including coast-to-coast bluebells, give the island an almost unrivalled beauty. It is also one of the best-preserved prehistoric landscapes in Britain.

Skomer Island. Mike Alexander

  Book Launch Event Info.

Date: Thursday 6th May 2021

Time: 7pm - 8.30pm

Where: The event will take place via Zoom. You will be sent the joining link via email after registering you place.

Book you free place here!

The launch event will be hosted by Sarah Kessell, Chief Executive Officer for The Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales.

Our first talk of the evening will be from Professor Chris Perrins, FRS. Professor Perrins has been involved with research work on Skomer since the early 1960's. His talk will focus on the significance of Skomer Island and promises to give an in-depth insight into the island.

We will then proceed to the main event of the evening and welcome Mike Alexander, FRSB FCIEEM. Mike will chat about his incredible island experiences, and the important relationship between Skomer and the people who visit for research, work or for pleasure, which is at the heart of this exciting new book. We will also have a sneak peak at the new collection of important and previously unpublished photographs!

"The main purpose of the book is to celebrate such a uniquely wonderful place in the hope that it will inspire others to care for Skomer and for our natural environment. It really is a book for the thousands of people who visit the island, an attempt to help them gain a deeper understand of the complexities and wonder of its wildlife.

As I began working on the manuscript, I came to realise that I wanted to write for a much wider audience. I wanted an opportunity to share the delightful experience of Skomer with as many people as possible. I wanted the text to be accessible to all, but, even so, I was not prepared to sacrifice the relevance of the book to knowledgeable amateurs and professionals.

I hope that my typical reader will be someone who enjoys the countryside, who perhaps occasionally visits nature reserves and would like to know a little more about conservation management and the decisions that we must make." Mike Alexander.

There will be a question and answer session following the talks. If you'd like to submit a question to Mike, Chris or Sarah then please email or you're welcome to enter it in the comment box on the evening.

Places are limited so register your place today to avoid disappointment! You can also pre-order your copy of the book via our online shop. Profits from the sale of the book will support our vital conservation work and important research.