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
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.