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Chris Packham to visit Guernsey

Chris Packham to visit Guernsey

Monday 18 March 2019

Chris Packham to visit Guernsey


TV presenter and naturalist Chris Packham is coming to Guernsey to perform his one-man show 'Pictures from the Edge of the World'.

Mr Packham was invited to the island by La Société Guernsesiaise and will hold two performances at St James on 13 and 14 May.

“La Société́ plays a vital part in protecting and enhancing Guernsey’s natural environment and its biodiversity," said Mr Packham. "I would encourage all islanders to join up as a member to enable this important work to continue.”

During his visit Mr Packham will also open Guernsey's first ever 'BioBlitz', which will be held on 14 May.

The event will see recorders take note of as many species as possible from a site over one day, giving local experts a better understanding of the island's nature reserves. Members of the public are being invited to drop-in throughout the day to learn more about Guernsey's flora and fauna.

Elizabeth Sweet, Manager of the Guernsey Biological Records Centre, commented: "A BioBlitz is a great way for people to explore our natural spaces, discover and learn more about nature.

"The information we gather at this citizen science event is very important. Everyone's observations will add to a living snapshot of what species are found where at this moment in time and combine into a baseline against which we can measure future change.

"It can be used to improve our understanding of how species live, what they need and how they respond to environmental changes, human activities, conservation management or climate change. This knowledge is vital for informing conservation policy and land management decisions.”

You can find more information on the event and how to get involved on the Biodiversity Partnership Facebook page.

Pictured top: Chris Packham (image from chrispackham.co.uk).

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