Books, birds and bugs
Last modified: 22 October 2012
Dr Mark Avery, the RSPB’s former Conservation Director, will kick off an exciting week of half-term activities at RSPB Leighton Moss nature reserve, when he gives a special talk and signs copies of his new book on Saturday (27 October).
‘Fighting for Birds - 25 year’s in nature conservation’, which gives a valuable insight into Mark’s career at the RSPB, includes anecdotes and arguments about the past, present and future of bird and nature conservation, and is described by Chris Packham as a ‘must read’.
Emma Jones, Retail Manager at RSPB Leighton Moss, said: “It’s a real pleasure and honour to have Mark coming here to talk about his career in the RSPB and sign his new book for our visitors. He’s had such an interesting career and is a very inspirational person.”
“His visit will provide a brilliant start to the variety of interesting activities we’ve got lined up for the half term holidays, and we are very much looking forward to welcoming him to the reserve.”
Mark’s talk will take place from 11am to 12pm and is free to attend, with the book signing following shortly after and a chance to meet the author himself.
The event marks the start of the half term holidays during which a lot of exciting activities are taking place at Leighton Moss. Families will have the opportunity to join in with a number of fun events from making bird cake sculptures, to taking a ‘Walk on the wildside’ along the Bearded Tit Trail, or creating ‘hogitat’ homes for hedgehogs. And visitors can get into the Halloween spirit by creating spooky clay creatures with local sculptor, Wynn Abbott, on 31 October.
For further details on times and prices, visit the website www.rspb.org.uk/leightonmoss. Booking is essential for some activities.
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