Thu, 09 May|
Holy Trinity Church
Landscape change over the 50 years since Keble Martin died, and its impact on wildlife
Time & Location
09 May 2019, 19:30
Holy Trinity Church, Woodbury Salterton
About the Event
Talk : "Landscape change since
William Keble Martin's time,
and its impact on wildlife"
It is half a century since William Keble Martin died.
What would he make of the countryside today?
Horrified, no doubt, at the loss of biodiversity to urbanisation
and industrial farming. But intrigued, too, by the few species
that have benefited from these developments.
This presentation will look at land-use changes in the last 50 years and how they have impacted on wildlife,
especially in and around East Devon where Keble Martin spent his last years.
Patrick Dillon lives in Woodbury Salterton and is Emeritus Professor at the University of Exeter,
College of Social Sciences and International Studies.
Please check out as well some articles on local diversity and decline here.
Image courtesy of Roger Stokes, Woodbury Local History Society.