The Garden Jungle

Gardening to Save the Planet with Prof Dave Goulson

Sponsored by the Norfolk and Norwich Naturalists’ Society
Norfolk and Norwich Naturalists' Society

Insects are under threat. But how should we tackle the crisis? Join Dave Goulson, Professor of Biology and author of bestselling books about bees and other insects, as he explores how we can turn our gardens, town and cities into oases for life, and change the way we grow food.

Plus booksigning.

Dave GoulsonDave Goulson is Professor of Biology at University of Sussex, specializing in bee ecology. He has published more than 290 scientific articles on the ecology and conservation of bumblebees and other insects. He is the author of the Sunday Times bestseller A Sting in the Tale, a popular science book about bumble bees, published in 2013 by Jonathan Cape, and now translated into fourteen languages. This was followed by A Buzz in the Meadow in 2014, Bee Quest in 2017, and The Garden Jungle in 2019. Goulson founded the Bumblebee Conservation Trust in 2006, a charity which has grown to 12,000 members. In 2015 he was named number 8 in BBC Wildlife Magazine’s list of the top 50 most influential people in conservation.

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Introduced by Norfolk and Norwich Naturalists’ Society (NNNS). NNNS is Norfolk’s oldest natural history organisation. Founded in 1869, this year they are celebrating their 150th birthday. Throughout its life the members of the NNNS have been collecting and sharing valuable data on the county’s wildlife. You can play a valuable part in the recording process by contributing records of your own observations or supporting this work by joining the Society. You do not need to be an expert. An interest in the natural world is enough, and you can foster and develop that interest by taking part in their programme of meetings and field trips.

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Monday 21 October
6pm–7pm
Venue: The Forum, Gallery
Cost: £6
Age: 10+

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