15 October 2020
(presentation at 7.30pm, Zoom Q&A at 8.15pm)
Simon Leatherdale will tell us why the coastal woods of the UK are under appreciated on a national level, as they represent a unique natural habitat where beach meets bough
Retired from a 37-year career with the Forestry Commission, Simon Leatherdale has dedicated some of his free time to studying maritime woodlands that butt up against the shore. This meeting of beach and bough is a phenomenon as yet unmentioned by virtually all natural history guides, and so Simon is researching for a book on the subject.
There are parts of the UK where you can see ancient woodland coming down to the sea. Simon Leatherdale’s passion for this unique coastal landscape has as much to do with the unusual natural sculptures that it creates, as it does with any rare ecology it may have developed. We have these wonderful maritime woodlands on our doorstep, and they should be recognised for being interesting and unique.
This event has been organised by the East of England regional committee.
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