OUR PLACE – Can we save Britain’s Wildlife before it is too late? by MARK COCKER, joint with DOS

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Bakewell Bird Study Group is delighted to announce that multi-award winning author and naturalist Mark Cocker, whose home town is Buxton and who regularly writes for the The New Statesman and Spectator as well as BBC Radio, will be our guest speaker on Thursday 13th April at the Friends Meeting House in Bakewell.

Mark’s most recent book, due out in June, is ‘One Midsummer’s Day: Swifts and the Story of Life on Earth’. It is described as a dazzling and wide-ranging celebration of all life on earth by one of our greatest nature writers.

We are fortunate indeed to welcome Mark to our meeting to give his presentation ‘Our Place 18’, a study of the environmental history of Britain, considering the state of its nature and why we are where we are today. It will be accompanied by a background of local images from the River Wye near Bakewell, which incidentally is where the little grebe was photographed.

This is our annual joint meeting with the Derbyshire Ornithological Society whose members are always very welcome, as of course are any visitors – but do come early!

It will be our final meeting of this season, but we meet up again in September, back as usual on the second Monday of the month. We meet at the Friends Meeting House at the end of Chapel Row off Matlock Street (A6) in Bakewell, behind the Methodist Church DE45 1EL. Visitors are always welcome (£3).
Our spring bird walks start on April 6th with a trip to Burton Mere RSPB Reserve, which should be brilliant. After that, fortnightly outings on Thursday mornings for members, to local birding hot spots.