Evening talks programme
Cumberland St Day Centre, Dumfries (off Brooms Rd Car Park), DG1 2JX
The following Wednesdays at 7.30pm.
08 Oct 2014 ”Conservation implications of seabird decline”, with Allan Whyte, RSPB Scotland’s Marine Policy Officer
Scotland’s marine environment has be over exploited and under regulated to the point where the rich marine wildlife that was once ubiquitous is now fragmented and only exists where the hands of industry can’t reach. The Marine (Scotland) Act, passed in 2010, gave Scotland the tools to reverse some of this damage. This talk will explore a vision of how Scotland’s marine environment could be, the challenges we face and what needs to be done to ensure Scotland remains one of the most important places in the world for seabirds.
12 Nov 2014 Jim Cassels – Mapping Arran’s birds
10 Dec 2014 Mark Pollit – Joining the dots: Putting local wildlife on the map
14 Jan 2015 Richard & Barbara Mearns – ‘Scottish birds’ in Mongolia
11 Feb 2015 Larry Griffin – The (less than) Common Scoter in Scotland
11 Mar 2015 Euan Ferguson – Colour-ringing gulls in North-East Scotland
01 Apr 2015 AGM & Peter Garson – Pheasants
Sat 15 Nov Wildlife along the River Nith in Dumfries - walk led by Edmund Fellowes starting from the McMillan Cycle Bridge, Troqueer at 10am.
Sat 29 Nov Day trip to Waterston House, Aberlady.
Sat 28 Feb Loch Ryan
About the branch
Pat Abery, East Daylesford, Colvend, Dalbeattie, DG5 4QA, Tel 01556 630483
Edmund Fellowes, Judith Mylne, Bobby Smith, Kevin Findlater, Drew Davidson
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Nearby branches of the SOC
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Bird recording in this area
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