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July 2020

Raymond Ball: The State of Planet Earth in 21st Century

July 3 @ 19:00 - 20:30

In every previous webinar in this series we have heard a consistent story about the problems faced by plants, mammals, insects and birds.  In this presentation, BWMG member Raymond Ball seeks to bring the strands together and asks the questions: what is being done about it? AND what can we do about it? We face a monumental battle, but our planet is too precious for us to do nothing. Register here and joining instructions will be sent to you. All…

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Allan Archer: Moths – an introduction

July 10 @ 19:00 - 20:30

Most people think moths are dull, brown things which come out at night and eat your clothes. The reality could not be further from this. In this talk, Allan Archer will introduce us to a fascinating group, dispel some myths and tell us how to get to know moths better.  Allan is Wildlife Education Officer at Pensthorpe Natural Park in Norfolk. To register in advance, click here and joining instructions will be sent to you.

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Josephine Mcsherry: An Introduction to Chalk Hydrogeology

July 17 @ 19:00 - 20:30

A Chalk Aquifer Alliance event, hosted by Bury Water Meadows Group This talk will consider the key characteristics of the Chalk aquifer, and the complexities of trying to characterise catchments and aquifers. Josie Mcsherry is studying for a PhD at Leeds University, investigating the origin and fate of nitrate contamination in chalk groundwater. To register for this meeting, click here and joining instructions will be sent to you.  All welcome - Chalk Aquifer Alliance members, BWMG members, and everybody else!

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Frances Giaquinto: invasive species

July 24 @ 19:00 - 20:00

Dr Fran Giaquinto CEnv MCIEEM is a botanist and ecologist who spent her first professional years studying the interactions between organisms, particularly the beneficial relationships between fungi and birch trees. Her lifelong interest is habitat restoration. She has focused on invasive alien species for the last 12 years, developing methods of control which minimise harm to the environment. She is currently funded under Ireland’s National Biodiversity Action Plan to eradicate giant hogweed without the use of herbicide from the River…

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Kelvin Allen: Water needs and balances

July 31 @ 19:00 - 20:30

A Chalk Aquifer Alliance event, hosted by Bury Water Meadows Group. Kelvin Allen will talk about water needs and balances, explain how water is both measured and managed set against the increasing pressures across East Anglia for water and how the Water Framework Directive links this together, against the balance of supply and the environment. Kelvin is a retired BT manager with a career spanning 32 years and has fished the fens since the age of 8.  He became the…

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September 2020

Talk by Kevin Sawford: An East Anglian wildlife photographer’s year

September 29 @ 19:00 - 21:00
Quaker Meeting House, St John's St
Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk IP33 1SJ United Kingdom
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Kevin Sawfor  is a multi-award winning wildlife photographer who runs the Suffolk Wildlife Trust's varied range of photography workshops. Immerse yourself in his sumptuous images! £2 non-members (members free)

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November 2020

Talk by Will Cranstoun: Landscape scale nature conservation – the question of wilding vs prescriptive management

November 10 @ 19:00 - 21:00
Quaker Meeting House, St John's St
Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk IP33 1SJ United Kingdom
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In Will Cranstoun's job as Western Reserves Manager for Suffolk Wildlife Trust he oversees an ever-growing number of SWT reserves so he's a busy man! He will be talking about the hot topic of rewilding. £2 non-members (members free)

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December 2020

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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