June : The lost forest of Bernwood

17th June 2021      7.30pm.        £7.00 (Members £5)

A Talk by John Tyler



It has existed for over a thousand years and its very name conjures up images of the wildwood, but few people know where or what it was. Yet much of its ancient landscape and wildlife still survive, if you know where to look. Here we explore what it was like to live and work in the Forest in mediaeval times and look at some of the plants and animals that would have been familiar to forest people.

Having studied Zoology and Conservation at university, John worked with the Ecological Parks Trust (now the Trust for Urban Ecology), creating and managing urban nature reserves so that children could learn about nature at first hand.

For 22 years as the Warden of the Sevenoaks Reserve in Kent,

Now based in Buckinghamshire, John spends his time giving talks on a range of natural history topics and leading guided walks.

Although he enjoys all aspects of the countryside, he has a particular fondness for insects, is a former Fellow of the Royal Entomological Society and has for many years studied glow-worms.    John is also a keen wildlife photographer.


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