No.81 - Winter - 1999/2000
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Fauna of Britain
The Fauna of Britain project is currently carrying out research into the many ways in which wild animal life has become interwoven with human culture, history and folklore. It will culminate in a book by biologist and broadcaster Stefan Buczacki. The organisers are interested in any local tales or associations, such as customs, ceremonies, famous animals or place names with animal connections. An information sheet giving further details of what is required is available from Trust HQ.
Greetings from Tauranga
Old friends of the Trust Paul Horak (formerly Fund-raising Officer) and Angela Howard (formerly Project Manager for the consultancy) were prompted to write in after seeing Colin Speedie and the Seaquest Basking Shark Project on TV in New Zealand, their new home.
At their time of writing, the locals were hoping for an attack of frost to break the buds of the kiwi fruit - an enormous industry in the area. They have been told that the regions native birds are declining dramatically, replaced largely by sparrows, starlings and blackbirds, and they wondered whether we might like some to replenish our stocks.
Angela and Paul send their best wishes to all at the Trust and will keep in touch.
The Trust warmly welcomes new staff members Alex Newark, Jim Roberts, Jane Willis and Jo Wills.
Contents - Wild Cornwall - No.81 - Winter - 1999/2000
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