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Two of our members have recently been elected to posts overseeing wildlife bodies rather larger than NCOS.

David Cramp has joined the RSPB Council. This is the body that checks the RSPB is being run according to its own constitution and the law. If you’ve been a member of theĀ RSPB Gloucestershire Local Group you will have come across David either as Treasurer or Group Leader.

Ian Boyd now has a similar role as a Trustee of the Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust. He has hosted a number of environmental groups on his farm, including several of our own field meetings. He is well-placed to appreciate the interplay beween farming and the environment here in Gloucestershire.

Best wishes to both of them in their new roles.

‘The Birds of Gloucestershire’ Launch

'The Birds of Gloucestershire' launch poster

A reminder that ‘The Birds of Gloucestershire’ – the most comprehensive bird book for this county ever – is officially launched this Saturday (16th November) at the Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust AGM. Come along and hear Gordon Kirk, one of the authors, talk about the book and what the project found out.

Publishers Liverpool University Press say that pre-release orders are going vey well.

The artwork, which is hugely impressive in its own right, is on display at Nature in Art a couple of miles north of Gloucester on the A38 until 15th December.