Wildlife and Ecology of the Braunton Burrows with Mary Breeds, Ecologist


27th Jan
Join Ecologist and Botanist Mary Breeds for this talk and Q&A on the wildlife and ecology of 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.

Mary will discover the flora and fauna of the Burrows which thrive in this important habitat and why its biodiversity is 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                       

Mary is an experienced ecologists and botanist with a wealth of knowledge and years of experience in conservation in North Devon. Mary wrote the definitive flower ID guide for the Braunton Burrows Nature Reserve and is a Trustee of the North Devon Environmental Trust where she is a passionate environmental educator at the Braunton Countryside Centre.

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