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February 2018

Tuesday, 13 February 2018

Thames Estuary and N Kent Marshes

Thames Estuary and N Kent Marshes

Rolf Williams was last with us 5 years ago, and we wondered why we hadn't had him back sooner! His enthusiasm, energy and knowledge kept us all engaged for a whirlwind evening as we found out about his RSPB background and the highly technical creation of new wetlands.

His filming on his annual microlight flights over the reserves showed how the land had changed and developed over a number of years.

His Navy years, travel and artistic skills inspired him to a new project - 'Space for Nature'. This included rockets launching satellites which have given us the ability to track many species of animals with a great variety of different tags. This has given us an insight into the lives and travels of individual animals as they move around the world. With greater knowledge, it is hoped that this will enable us to help various species and the areas on which they depend.

At the end of the evening, one of our audience felt he'd have trouble sleeping with so much going through his mind! Another said, on finding Rolf was now a teacher, that the children he taught were very lucky to have such an enthusiastic and inspiring teacher.

We meet at

St Mary's Church (Gwinnell Room)
207 High Road
South Woodford
E18 2PA

We meet on the second Tuesday of most months at 8pm
Our nature talks cost: £4.00 for RSPB & Wren members, £4.50 for non-members, Free to schoolchildren

St Mary's Church is a short distance from the junction with Chelmsford Road. Parking is allowed on the single yellow lines outside in the High Road after 6.30 pm. There is also free parking at Derby Road car park.
It is about a 15 minute walk from South Woodford tube station (on Central line). Buses 179 and W13 stop nearby.

If you click on the 'Download file' link, then you will see the striking poster that David (our Publicity officer) produced to advertise this talk.

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