Tag Archives: R M Lockley

Wild rabbits on Dinas Island

Did Dinas Island rabbits give birth to ‘Watership Down’? It seems likely that Ron M Lockley’s fascination with rabbits begin when he was farming on Dinas Island during the years of the second world war. His subsequent study on Skokholm … Continue reading

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R M Lockley at Dinas

The eminent naturalist, R M Lockley, whose book on the private life of the rabbit inspired Richard Adams’ ‘Watership Down’, spent the war years on Dinas Island Farm. ‘The Island Farmers’ (first published in 1946) is a fascinating account of … Continue reading

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