Speakers to address conservation evening in Waltham

Barn owl. Photo: www.dannygreenphotography.com

Barn owl. Photo: www.dannygreenphotography.com

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A conservation evening will take place next month looking into issues concerning the Grantham Canal, bats and other species.

One of the country’s leading ornithologists Professor Ian Newton will present a talk on the sparrowhawk. supported by other expert speakers on bat detectors, peregrine falcons and the ecological benefits of maintaining the Grantham Canal. The event takes place on Friday, December 12, at Waltham on the Wolds Village hall from 7.30pm.

There will also be information stands provided by Butterfly Conservation, The Vale of Belvoir Barn Owl Conservation Group, Leicestershire and Rutland Bat Group and the Grantham Canal Society. There is also information on the RSPB farmland bird initiative, the supplementary feeding of farmland birds, bumblebee conservation and tips on the best plants for bees.

To reserve a seat at £6 to be paid on the evening call 01949 844319 or email valebarnowls@hotmail.co.uk

For more information see www.valebarnowls.blogspot.co.uk.

The event is in aid funding the annual nest box monitoring and repair programme.