“A Victorian Birder’s Wiltshire” by Mark Barrett, Tuesday, 13 September

Salisbury Arts Centre, Bedwin Street, Salisbury SP1 3UT
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Tuesday, 13 September, 7.30pm, Doors open at 7pm

Group members £5, non-members £6, under 16s free

Mark has been birding in Wiltshire for many years though it’s harsh to suggest he was birding here in Victorian times. He has however carried out extensive research into Wiltshire’s birds of that era, citing the work of famous naturalists Richard Jefferies and W H Hudson who were at large in the Wiltshire countryside at that time. Mark will cover species no longer present in Wiltshire together with those still here but in larger numbers. Mark’s infectious enthusiasm and passion for local history will make this a talk to remember.

Male great bustard displaying, courtesy of the late Dave Kjaer