We live in a highly seasonal country: winter is very different from summer. While we humans can adapt by changing our clothing, or adjusting the heating or air conditioning, birds and other wildlife have to deal with whatever nature throws at them. In this talk Andy will explore the various ways that wildlife (mostly birds) deal with the challenges of the different seasons.
Andy is a founder member of the NENBC and will be a familiar face to many in the audience. He started birding in Norfolk in 1961 (aged 12!), and finally moved here in 2010. He is a retired ecologist, having worked in polar regions for over 40 years. This included lengthy spells at South Georgia (where he spent two winters), the South Orkney Islands and then in Marguerite Bay, well below the Antarctic Circle. He also spent time on American stations, working from German, American and British ships, and also worked with Norwegian scientists in Svalbard. He has a particular interest in how animals cope with temperature, including the of living in the tropics or at the poles, the problems set by the changing seasons, and also the longer-term effects of climate change. Now living in Sheringham, he mixes birding with more general natural history.
Venue - Aylmerton Village Hall, NR11 8PX. Please park along Church Road or in the overflow car park at the church (coming into Aylmerton from the A148, turn left immediately after the church and left into the car park but bring a torch for the 150m walk along the road to the hall). Please ensure that local residents can still access their driveways and there is sufficient clearance for agricultural vehicles to use the road. A torch might also be helpful, as the village has no street lighting. To keep the club's carbon footprint small, please consider car sharing