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December 2021


Talk - Camouflage Without Spots


Everyone is welcome to join our last online talk this year - presented by Ian Alexander, author of The English Love Affair With Nature. It will commence at 8.00pm and last for about an hour. Guests will be able to join from 7.45pm; see log in details below.

The talk examines the curious history of camouflage, discovered by an artist and zoologists. They found that it is not about painting spots and stripes on things; the most obviously stripy animal, the zebra, doesn't seem to be camouflaged at all. Perhaps it is, on reflection, not surprising that camouflage isn't what it seems on the surface...because, if you can see it, it's already failed.

Topics covered include:- Concealing features; Mimicking twigs and stumps; Using natural materials; Looking like who you aren't.

We would very much appreciate a donation of at least £3 per person to cover our overheads and allow us to book more speakers without incurring a net financial loss. Payment via bank transfer to the RSPB Chelmsford Local Group - Account Number 31559660; Sort Code 30-90-79
Please give your name (or alias if preferred) and "ZOOM" as the reference.

To join go to:
Meeting ID: 851 4341 9664

Many thanks for your support. We look forward to seeing you on the night.

Time: 8.00pm

Price: £3 per person recommended donation.

Telephone: 01245 471576