Saturday 17 March 2012

Birds and Butterflies Evening Event

This is a reminder that there is a digital slide and video show this Thursday 22nd March at Redruth.  There are still tickets remaining.  Please consider coming along.  As a taster, I have put a couple of Cornish vagrants seen last Autumn below as a "teaser".  See you there!

Footnote to the event:

The Carn Marth Trust protects and maintains the upper parts of Carn Marth where there is freedom of access for everyone. There is much flora and fauna, the coast to coast views from the summit are magnificent, as is the 360 degree panorama of Cornish landscape.

Over the years the Carn has been invaded by bracken and four years ago funding was obtained to commence a bracken control programme. This funding has now been used up but the Trust needs to continue the programme or all the good work will be undone. Once the bracken is cleared dormant seeds of native plants and flowers germinate. The flowering plants then attract insects and pollenators. These in turn attract birds and so on. The biodiversity of the whole area is richly improved.

John Chapple will be presenting a superb video on Butterflies of the South West and Steve Rogers will be presenting a digital "slide" show on the Birds of Cornwall of the last two years. Both speakers are offering their knowledge and skills free of charge in aid of this worthy cause.

Please support this evening by contacting Mel on the above number. Remember, there is a maximum of 50 persons on a first come, first served basis.

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