Small is Beautiful – a talk by Dr. Johnny Birks

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  • Thursday, November 3rd
    7:00PM – 9:00PM
    Small is Beautiful – a talk by Dr. Johnny Birks

    The White Hart Hotel
    South Street

    Small is beautiful – why are we neglecting our smaller mustelids?
    A talk by Dr Johnny Birks & a select mammal auction

    This talk will explore the troubled history and current status of four poorly understood members of the weasel family: stoats, weasels, polecats and pine martens.

    Drawing upon experience gained from recent work with The Vincent Wildlife Trust, Johnny will describe efforts to improve our knowledge of their ecology and distribution, and will ask why these attractive mammals have been so neglected by researchers.

    Johnny is chairman of The Mammal Society (DMG is affiliated) and an ecological consultant. There will be a short question and answer session about the role of The Mammal Society and local groups and about being a consultant. Johnny is a lively speaker & an entertaining and fascinating evening is guaranteed!

    Auction – going, going, gone…
    There will also be a small, select auction of mammal related goods
    to raise funds for The Mammal Society including:

    • a picture donated by Simon Drew (internationally recognised artist)
    • otter photograph
    • books and other quirky items.

    DMG members £1.50 Non members £3.00