Talk for nature lovers

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NATURE lovers can enjoy a rare opportunity at a special talk next month.

Scarborough Field Naturalists’ Society have arranged a public talk by the ornithologist and author Dr John R Mather at Scarborough Library.

Dr Mather, author of three very popular books on Yorkshire birds and bird watching, has travelled extensively in Africa, Kenya, India, Nepal, North America and Europe. At this talk he will be sharing his experiences and details of his research specifically on the birds and wildlife of Costa Rica.

This talk and social occasion will not just appeal to ornithologists but anyone interested in the natural world in general.

As well as discussing details of such birds as the Resplendent Quetzal, Dr Mather will cover the geology, mammals, butterflies, beetles and orchids of the area.

And as a special addition to this talk, the Field Naturalist’s Society has joined with Scarborough Museums Trust to be able to put on a display of bird specimens from the museums Collection.

The evening on Tuesday 8 March will start at 7pm with the chance to look at the collections in detail and chat with local experts and members of the Field Naturalists’ Society.

The talk is open to everyone. Tickets cost £5 including refreshments and are available from Brian Walker by calling (07884) 135048 or emailing woodlander@bwalker37.orangehome.co.uk.

For more details on this talk and others log onto www.scarboroughwildlife.org.uk.