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Thursday 17 October: 6:45pm - 8:30pm

Department of Geography, Downing Place, CB2 3EN

In our lifetimes the UK has lost 40 million birds and Northern Europe 140 million birds from our ecosystems. The world faces an unprecedented extinction rate. Birds represent a top tier in our biodiversity and are indicators of change. How has the bird life of our local environments in our City of Cambridge and the County changed? There have been winners and losers; for better or for worse? You decide!

Bob Jarman comes from Cambridge and has been birdwatching most of his life. He is currently involved in the NatHistCam project which is looking at all the animals and plants within the City. He is an agriculturalist and blames himself for being part of an agricultural system that has resulted in huge losses of our farmland birds!

Cambridge Natural History Society was founded in 1857 and is open to everyone interested in any aspect of Natural History, be it botany, zoology, ecology, entomology, palaeontology, mycology, conservation - you name it! As well as field studies, we have talks covering a variety of topics and there are social events and an annual exhibition, our Conversazione or NatHistFest. We are proud to have numbered Sir David Attenborough among our members.

Join us to meet local experts and others who share your passion for the natural world! Membership is just £6 a year (£5 by standing order), £14 for three years, £100 life membership). Join at any meeting or see for more information.

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Age: 11+, Talk, Arrive on time, Free (donations welcome!)