Women Who Saved the Birds  -  Tessa Boase

Why have the women who saved British birds from the millinery trade been overlooked?  

Tessa Boase has been looking into this question and the history of the RSPB, Britain’s biggest bird conservation charity.  The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds was born through the valiant efforts of a handful of forgotten women.  Tessa's talk at the British Bird Fair at Rutland 2018 was well received and of interest to all bird enthusiasts. You can read more about Tessa's book "Mrs Pankhurst’s Purple Feather" and her background on her website Tessa Boasse.

 

The BOS conducted a survey of Yellowhammers in the first 2 weeks of July 2018 to determine their population abundance, distribution and breeding status. All members and the general public were invited to participate. Read more ...

A survey where observers are each given a randomly selected 1km square and record all the species encountered and numbers of each for a minimum period of 2 hours between 9am and noon. Read more ...

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