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Invitation to the Trust's AGM

All members are welcome to attend the Leicestershire and Rutland Wildlife Trust's 62nd Annual General Meeting, which will be held at 7.30pm on Wednesday 14th November 2018 at Trinity Methodist Church, Harborough Road, Oadby LE2 4LA.

Brian Eversham, Chief Executive of the Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire, will be the guest speaker. Prior to this role Brian was Conservation Director, responsible for nature reserves, wider countryside conservation, and training. He introduced landscape-scale conservation to the Trust, helping launch The Great Fen, and schemes in the Nene Valley, the North Chilterns and Cambridgeshire’s ancient woodlands. Previously, Brian was Head of Zoology and Research Co-ordinator at the national Biological Records Centre.

Brian began research on climate change impacts on British flora and fauna in the mid-1980s. Through his research interest in peat-bogs, he also spent several years documenting the changing fauna and flora of Britain since the Bronze Age. Brian is author of the Atlas of the Dragonflies of Britain and Ireland, editor of the Ordnance Survey Nature Atlas, and author of over 200 scientific papers and reports. In his spare time he enjoys photographing wildlife, especially invertebrates, lichens and mosses.

Brian’s talk will be ‘Climate change and British wildlife’, in which he will outline how wildlife has responded to past climates, including the series of Ice Ages, how plants and animals are being affected by changes now, and how climate interacts with other threats to local wildlife. Brian will consider the ‘winners’ and ‘losers’ in the face of climate warming, and will conclude by explaining how we should respond to the threats, and what the Wildlife Trusts are doing already.

Please note Trinity Methodist Church as the venue.

Ample parking is available in the adjacent shoppers’ car park in the centre of Oadby accessed via East Street or Brooksby Drive.

Click here for a location map.

Photo: Brian Eversham

 

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