On the Trail of the Crane – part 1 - A journey through Europe
Sunday, 1 November 2015
WEDNESDAY 11 NOVEMBER : ON THE TRAIL OF THE CRANE
Our next meeting has Ralph and Brenda Todd talking about Cranes:
"For many years this is a family of birds we have found to be most interesting and enigmatic. That they live in some wonderful areas of the world is an added bonus. Of the 15 species in the world we have seen and photographed 11 but what experiences they have given us. In this first part we take a brief look at the crane family and some of the conservation issues that surround them. For the most part however we shall take an in depth look at the Eurasian (common) Crane which breeds in Northern Scandinavia. We have followed its fortunes on its migration route from Extremadura in Spain, through Northern France into Sweden where they congregate to fulfil their courtship ritual and dances and finally into Finland where its success depends on the vast wilderness areas to be found there.
We shall also touch on the history and future of Cranes in England.
We hope to show that by following the fortunes of just one species we can enjoy a whole range of other wildlife, particularly birds, and some rather pleasant places to stay on route".
Venue: Kennington WI Hall, Faversham Road, Ashford
Entrance fee includes coffee/tea and biscuits.
New members very welcome.