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February

The Big World of Small Mammals

4th February, 19:00 - 20:00
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The Big World of Small Mammals

Bats, hedgehogs, moles and rodents - they are all around us! Small mammals are a large part of our city and country life. Living in our modern and often high-tech world, we might not realise it but we're surrounded and affected by a diversity of wildlife. One important group of wild animals often overlooked are 'small mammals' - and we're not just talking about those pesky house mice and common rats! Find out about the variety and complexity of wild…

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Birds and Nature Conservation – Worldwide challenges & some success stories

23rd February, 19:00 - 20:00
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Birds and Nature Conservation – Worldwide challenges & some success stories

Ecological, Climate and Political Challenges for Conservation - reasons for hope! Conservation for all - species, habitats - and plants Paul has 35 years of experience of working on conservation projects and building capacity in conservation organisations in the UK, around Africa and elsewhere. He will outline some of the ecological, climate and political challenges that conservation faces and then offer some reasons for hope. He will describe some successful projects focused on: 1) endangered species 2) critical habitats 3)…

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March

Exploring the botanical wonders of the Overberg Renosterveld

8th March, 19:00 - 20:00
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Exploring the botanical wonders of the Overberg Renosterveld

A Critically Endangered vegetation type in South Africa and what conservation models are in place to protect them Online presentation from Cape Town, to mark International Women's Day. In the spring 2020 a unique opportunity arose to join the Overberg Renosterveld Conservation Trust (ORCT) to conduct botanical surveys across the region. Only 5% of this Critically Endangered vegetation type remains, mostly on the land of farmers in the region. A ground breaking conservation model sees the vegetation protected in perpetuity.…

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‘Bees’ needs: is planting for pollinators enough?’

18th March, 19:00 - 20:00
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‘Bees’ needs: is planting for pollinators enough?’

Are we planting the right species for perfect pollination Bees and Species - Planting schemes and successful pollination The UK has over 250 bee species, and insects from many other groups are also important pollinators, yet the discussions around their needs are often dominated by honeybees and bumblebees. Bee-friendly schemes are seeing new meadows, road verges and other colourful flowering displays springing up – but do these provide plant species that really benefit bees, and do they target the species…

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July

Summer School – Urban Botany for Aspiring Plant Scientists

28th July, 10:00 - 30th July, 16:30
The South London Botanical Institute, 323 Norwood Road
London,EnglandSE24 9AQUnited Kingdom
Summer School – Urban Botany for Aspiring Plant Scientists

NB. Specific dates still to be confirmed. 3 days of tasters in botany, biology, horticulture and related subjects. An action packed 3 days for school leavers going on to further education in botany, biology, horticulture or other related subjects giving you a chance to explore Plant Science, Biology and related subjects in new and exciting ways. Take part in hands-on practical workshops using the SLBI's garden, library and herbarium, as well as botanical walks in local urban streets and parks.…

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