Thu, 20 Jun|
St Andrews Church
Talk on the Pebblebed Heaths - their ecological and cultural history
Sam Bridgewater, Head of Wildlife and Conservation, Pebblebed Heaths Conservation Trust will speak about the ecological and cultural history of the heathland
Time & Location
20 Jun 2019, 19:30
St Andrews Church, Station Road, Exton EX3 0PS
About the Event
Sam Bridgewater (Head of Wildlife and Conservation at the Pebblebed Heaths Conservation Trust ) told Woodbury Wide Awake that "Keble Martin was my first ever botany book given to me by my grandfather. I still have it, still use it and it still smells of tobacco smoke!" Obviously starting young with his interest in wild plants, he later spent fifteen years as an academic researcher at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh and the Natural History Museum, London, and he co-authored Flora Celtica: Plants and People in Scotland (2013), before moving to Devon in 2012.
"The Pebblebed Heaths represent the largest expanse of lowland heathland in Devon and sit at the top of the hierarchy of European conservation sites." Sam will be sharing his love of this rare landscape, talking about the ecological and cultural history of the Commons.
Entry by donation, no need to book.
Entry is by donation to pay for the costs of the evening and forwards to the Woodbury Wide Awake project