Wednesday, December 21, 2016

The Porter’s year in a nutshell…

Wishing you much hope, grace and peace in 2017

Steve has continued to manage the Enlli farm, both from the land and the air, earning the title of “Flying Farmer” for a documentary soon to be shown on TV.  He enjoyed a couple of weeks exploring the airspace of southern Spain...a bit more reliable than that of Bardsey!

Jo continues to monitor a variety of features on Ynys Enlli, such as bryophytes, rare plants, choughs and Grey Seals.  She has made hundreds of cups of tea and coffee for day visitors and has enjoyed the challenge of a variety of craft commissions ranging from miniature coracles, felt pictures to large rugs (

Rachel finally decided to leave the Drawing degree in Falmouth, having really struggled to enjoy it...and other opportunities have opened up for her. She had some of her paintings selected for the Society of Wildlife Artists exhibition in the Mall gallery in London, and has enjoyed volunteering at Felin Uchaf, an Educational Centre for exploring ways of living and working in Creative Partnership with each other and our Environment, situated near Aberdaron. 

Ben is in his second year of Conservation Biology at Falmouth and enjoys both the course and all the other opportunities that have come his way – such as being a presenter for the University’s “Naturewatch” production.  He spent much of the summer in Romania with Operation Wallacea leading bird ringing surveys, and continues to develop his photography, which can be found on his website: