Ronald Lockley - 1903 - 2000

Ronald Lockley grew up in Whitchurch, Cardiff spending hours in Long Wood which would later be protected (in part as a result of Mary and Mairead Sutherland's work) along with the Glamorganishire Canal as a SSSI and Nature Reserve, colloquially known as Forest Farm. With a strong passion for islands Ronald Lockley moved to Skokholm in 1927 and his books about island life such as Dream Island (1930) and Island Days (1934) inspired Mary Gillham to focus her attentions on island ecology. Ronald Lockley's legacy includes nearly 60 books, and the recognition of Skomer, Skokholm and Grassholm as nature reserves thus ensuring the preservation of their inhabitants.

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