There are currently about 480 members of the Lundy Field Society, mostly in Britain but with others around the world. The society meets annually at its AGM which is usually held in Crediton, near Exeter, at the beginning of March. As well as society business there are talks on recent work on the island and an opportunity to meet other members.

Members often also meet on the island.

New members are always welcome - you can join here.

The LFS produces three publications which are distributed to members, a Newsletter in February, the Annual Report in the autumn and the Journal containing longer academic papers. The Journal is produced annually or biennially depending on contributions. The LFS promotes and publishes research on the island and members also carry out conservation-related work on the island.

If you have something to contribute, please contact the relevant editor.

Latest news

We are sad to report the death, on 2 August, of Peter Rothwell. In addition to being a regular visitor to Lundy for many years, he served on the LFS committee from 1999 to 2005 and had recently retired as the Landmark Trust's librarian, looking after the libraries in each of the Lundy properties.

Peter's funeral will be held at Barnstaple Crematorium at 3.00pm on Friday 23 August followed by refreshments. The Lundy Field Society will be represented. Donations in memory of Peter, to benefit Lundy, will be by retiring collection at the service or by care of funeral directors: A D Williams, 31 Portland Street, Ilfracombe (01271 866332). Family flowers only.

The LFS committee are pleased to be able to share a summary of the results of the recent membership survey. This was discussed at length at our May 2019 committee meeting and has generated some good ideas for how we can better serve our members as well as providing re-assurance that we are doing most things satifactorily. The summary may be downloaded here.

I was on Lundy yesterday 21st May and got chatting to a visiting film crew.

Together with Dean, they were filming for a "good news" story highlighting the growth in numbers of seabirds emphasising the increase in Puffins and Manx Shearwaters.

They thought it would be aired on ITV next Monday 30th May.

I would be cautious with the date knowing how these things slip, so would be grateful if anyone who sees the broadcast let us know through social media.

Alan Rowland

(Chair LFS)

 

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