Illustrated Talk – Wild New Forest

An illustrated talk with Marcus Ward.

Marcus Ward has lived in the New Forest for 15 years and is chairman of the Hampshire Ornithological Society (HOS) scientific sub-committee. He is a licensed British Trust for Ornithology (BTO) ringer (C category), and a species writer for the Hampshire Bird Report and the recent Hampshire Bird Atlas. In addition, Marcus is involved in New Forest survey for organisations such as Butterfly Conservation and BTO, and has published articles on iconic New Forest species such as Firecrest and Hawfinch in the Hampshire Bird Report.

The primary aim of Wild New Forest is to support conservation action in the New Forest National Park, through field-based recording, survey and photography of the local fauna. In other words, getting out there as often as possible with eyes and ears open! A secondary aim is to responsibly share information about New Forest wildlife, in order to assist and inspire others to discover and protect this special place.

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