“City Peregrines” by Nick Dixon
Nick Dixon has been professionally involved in raptor research and conservation since 1995.
He has specialised in studying Peregrine Falcons and has monitored their increasing occupation of the urban environment over the last 25 years, and is now considered a leading authority on urban peregrines in the UK.
Nick’s main study site is St. Michael’s church in Exeter, where he has monitored the breeding Peregrines in detail since they first bred in 1997. This fascinating talk includes the history, ecology and habits of the peregrine falcon in the UK, plus some amazing findings from a quarter century of studying the fastest creature on the planet. As a result of Nick’s observations, the Exeter peregrines have achieved notoriety through their extreme territorial aggression towards Buzzards over-flying the city. Nick’s talk includes amazing footage of this unique behaviour.
Date: Wednesday 6th November, 7:30pm (doors open 7pm)
Venue: British Legion Social Club, Green Lane, Hardwicke, Gloucester, GL2 4QA
There’s a bar, and under-18s must be accompanied by an adult.
Tickets are £5 each and are available via EventBrite or by emailing email@example.com to book a ticket and pay on the door.
Iolo Williams is a naturalist, broadcaster, public speaker and writer who has worked in conservation for over 30 years. He is a popular member of the Springwatch, Autumnwatch and Winterwatch presenting team and is well known for presenting series such as Wild Wales, Rugged Wales and Great Welsh Parks for BBC2. He is also an informative and entertaining speaker.
Iolo has a passion for British birds of prey and has been monitoring and studying them for most of his life. We are thrilled that he has agreed to come and talk in Gloucestershire and share his knowledge and experiences of this majestic group of birds. As well as talking about the birds themselves, Iolo will take us through the many dangers they face in the 21st century.
As someone who is utterly dedicated to conservation, Iolo has used his knowledge and experience to address the Welsh Assembly, proving to be a power-house of a speaker; this talk is not to be missed! All proceeds will go towards GRMG’s monitoring and conservation work.
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