Wildlife of the Chiltern Hills

Doug Kennedy

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13th April 2022

The Chiltern Hills are one of England's rare chalk landscapes, classed as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Although close to London and abused by infrastructure such as HS2 and the M40, areas of chalk grassland, beech woodland and chalk streams contain rare ecosystems hosting a wide range of species.

In this talk, Doug Kennedy explores these landscapes and their habitats, revealing the plants, animals and fungi that they contain in beautiful photographs. In particular, rare orchids and butterflies are discussed along with the challenges faced in protecting this beautiful region.

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About Doug Kennedy

I am a photographer, ecologist and environmental campaigner who has produced 7 books on English landscapes and natural history: my latest work is Wildlife Of The Pennine Hills (published by Merlin Unwin). I have developed a series of talks on the landscapes and wildlife of the UK and English regions, accompanied by many beautiful images from my own photography.

I have an M.Sc. in environmental studies and have been a lifelong campaigner and initiated several successful campaigns including the Chalk Streams Action Group and Save The River Thame (now www.Riverthame.org). I actively monitor wildlife and survey butterflies.

These talks are very informative whilst being accessible to everyone and beautifully produced and illustrated and I tailor them to suit my audiences.

They can be delivered in person or using an online system such as Zoom.

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