Ynys Bery facts for kids
Ynys Bery from Ramsey Island
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Fenton, in 1811, describes the island, and its neighbour Ynys y Cantwr:
...with high craggy cliffs, producing a thick matted herbage mixed with scurvy-grass and the sea pink, affording pasture for a few sheep, and stocked with rabbits, puffins, elygogs, gulls and other sea fowl.
In 1903, the S.S. Graffoe (a 2,996-ton steamship bound from Glasgow to Montevideo with 3,800 tons of coal) struck Ramsey Island and sank at the northern end of Ynys Bery. The wreck lies at a depth of 15 metres, and is one of many Pembrokeshire wrecks popular with divers.
Ynys Bery's highest point is 71 metres (233 feet), the highest of Wales's islets.
Flora and fauna
Together with neighbouring Ynys Cantwr, Ynys Bery is a breeding ground for lesser black-backed gulls. In the spring the island is covered with pale blue squill.
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