WELWYN NATURAL HISTORY SOCIETY
Returning the Eurasian beaver to England – lessons from the River Otter Beaver Trial, a Zoom talk by Mark Elliot
Wednesday 28th April at 8pm.
I think we are in for a treat this month! And it’s something we can take part in through our Zoom connection when it would be way too expensive to bring our speaker up from Devon..
This has been the most exciting project over the last decade or so, returning an animal to the wild in England, one which had not been seen here for 400 years. Adult beavers were introduced into the river Otter in 2008 and people were amazed to see young beavers (kits) in 2014. The UK Government initially said that the young had to be removed (!) but eventually conceded that they could be allowed to stay for five years on the condition that a trial was conducted to assess their effect on the landscape.
Mark Elliot was part of that trial and is an enthusiastic supporter of beavers. This is a free Zoom session so that you can see what is going on. The link will be on this page a couple of days before the event.
Why not become a member - only £15 a year? Until we can meet again, please send your details to our treasurer, Richard Darby, 3, The Cottages, Pottersheath Road, Welwyn AL6 9SU, accompanied by a cheque.