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Nature

Rare Find

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Divers exploring the rocky reefs around Sark this month came across a very rare sea slug. The animal, just two inches long, was found at L’Etac, the islet off the south coast of Little Sark best known for its puffins. …

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Camping Out

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Some of Sark’s children enjoyed a night camping out at the beginning of August. The event was organised by the Sark Watch wildlife group and was based at the Forest School site within the grounds of the Seigneurie. Once the …

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Swallowtail butterfly

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A sighting was made this morning of a swallowtail butterfly, in a garden on the South East of Sark. This beautiful large species of butterfly has an average individual wingspan of 35mm. Often restless and found beating its wings while feeding in grassland …

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Seabird Season

Puffin with sand eels for its chick

If you’d like to see Sark’s most charismatic seabirds, the puffins, you need to get your skates on as the breeding season will soon be over. The puffins, along with their relatives the guillemots and razorbills, only come ashore for …

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Exotic Feathered Visitor

Hoopoe feeding in the grass

Spring and autumn are always good times to be in Sark for anyone interested in birds as dozens of species stop by on migration. There are plenty of wheatears around at the moment and twice in the last couple of …

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Seeing Wildlife in Sark

Boat trip with George Guille

  The Sark Visitor Centre runs a series of guided wildflower walks during ‘WildFlower Fortnight’ in spring. (See the events section for more information.) They also have an excellent guide for those wishing to take wildflower walks on their own …

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The Wildlife of Sark

Bluebells

For anyone with a passion for all things wild, Sark has a wealth of natural treasures to discover whatever your level of interest in flora and fauna. Lying as it does on the southern fringe of the British Isles and …

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