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December 2020

Hadrian Cook: Floodplain modification – what can be learned from history?

December 1 @ 19:00 - 20:00

The form and function of Floodplains across England have not come down to us by chance, they are the outcome of centuries of modifications by humans. This talk is about the formation and operation of floodplain meadows, reclaimed marshlands and floated watermeadows. It is concluded that these semi-natural habitats provide an invaluable opportunity for ecosystem services and sustainable management and should be maintained at all costs. Dr Hadrian Cook teaches and writes on environmental science, environmental policy and landscape history.…

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Talk by Russell Savory: Beavers – nature’s engineers POSTPONED – new date tba

December 31 @ 00:00 - 00:30

Spains Hall beaver, photo by Russell Savory Russell is a distinguished wildlife photographer whose videos often appear on BBC's Countryfile and other programmes. He is the photographer for the Natural Flood Management Project at Spains Hall in Essex and has become an authority on the beaver, a once-common water mammal. The first beavers to return to Essex for over 400 years now live on the Spains Hall Estate. Their home is a 4 hectare (9.8 acre) woodland, surrounded by a…

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