History and Conservation of Braunton Burrows with Ecologist John Breeds

Braunton Burrows

13th Jan
Join Ecologist John Breeds MBE, as he discovers the history and conservation of the Braunton Burrows.

About this Event

Braunton Burrows Nature Reserve lies at the heart of the North Devon Biosphere and North Devon AONB. It’s sand dunes and slacks boast a unique, rich diversity of plant and animal life, with 470 species of flowering plant (including 11 species of orchid alone). It is also home to a wide range of fauna – an abundance of insects that includes 33 species of butterfly, many nesting birds and 5 of the 6 reptile species found in the UK.

The talk will show the importance of the Burrows, designations, history, changes, some of them dramatic, and conservation management to retain the ever changing mosaic of habitats and biodiversity which make this nature area so special.

The format for the event is an online presentation using Zoom followed by an interactive Q&A with the speaker. Participants will be sent joining instructions shortly before the live event.

About The Speaker

John Breeds is an experienced ecologist with a wealth of knowledge and years of experience in conservation management in North Devon. For many years John was the ranger for the Braunton Burrows.

John received an MBE in 2007 for his services to conservation.

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