The Cambridge Local Group of the Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire has a programme of monthly online talks this autumn.
The first is on Monday 25th October 2021, when Keira Wingader will talk about “The natural history of the Dingy Skipper butterfly”.
On Monday 29th November 2021, Henry Stanier will give a presentation on “Stonechat research at the Great Fen”.
The December talk is earlier in the month than usual, on Monday 13th December 2021, when Iain Webb will talk about “Planning the return to in-person events”.
All talks are online at 7:00 p.m. and tickets are available through the Wildlife Trust’s events page. Tickets cost £3.09 for Wildlife Trust members, and £4.68 for non-members, of which £2.50 and £4.00 (respectively) goes directly to supporting the local Wildlife Trust’s work.
The details of the Cambridge Group of the Wildlife Trust talk on 22nd February have changed. Due to a family illness, the speaker has asked to postpone her talk on ‘Can biodiversity make children happy?’ It will take place now on 24th May 2021.
Instead Dr Ed Turner will present “Good crop, bad crop – can oil palm become more sustainable?” at 7:00 p.m. on Monday 22nd February.
Oil palm has often been in the press because of its negative impacts on biodiversity, particularly in some of the most biodiverse regions in the world. However, the crop is also important for the livelihoods of millions of people and has a much higher yield per area than other vegetable oil crops, meaning that more oil can be produced from a smaller area. Join Ed Turner to learn more about the work his group is doing to investigate ways that oil palm can be grown with lower environmental cost, and to discuss whether oil palm can reduce its negative impact on the environment.
Tickets for Ed’s talk are available from the Wildlife Trust website: www.wildlifebcn.org/events/2021-02-22-online-talk-good-crop-bad-crop-can-oil-palm-become-more-sustainable