May : Thursday 9th
7.30pm at Holy Trinity Church,
Entry by donation. No need to book.
Refreshments, proceeds to the church.
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.