Bridgend Group’s Five-star Members’ Night

With festive spirit and a record audience of over 60, Bridgend Group presented a five-star programme of wildlife lectures at the Trust’s Parc Slip Centre at
Tondu.
Sessile oaks at Penderi Cliffs Nature Reserve

Sessile oaks at Penderi Cliffs Nature Reserve

Five  members gave wide-ranging talks – backed by digital photography – on natural history and travel at home and abroad.

*Roy Williams gave a professional insight into the history and  commercial use of English and Sessile Oak;
*Eirian Edwards explored the topography, scenery and wildlife of Nova Scotia;
*Cardiff University student Lorna Baggett talked about her year’s placement study and hands-on experience of wildlife conservation with the Trust, based at Parc Slip;
*Chris Lewis took the audience on a sentimental journey to Chile, following the footsteps of his childhood mentor, Dr.  Frederick Ritter, world expert on cacti;
*and amateur wildlife photographer David Rich displayed some stunning pictures of recent excursions – from Curlew Sandpipers on the Ogmore Estuary to multi-coloured mirror orchids in Sardinia.