London Natural History Society Online Talk: Kites, crows and calories: consequences of feeding birds by Mark Fellowes

Date: Thursday 3 March 2022

Thursday 3rd March 2022 from 7pm until 8pm GMT.

Providing food for birds is a popular way for people to engage with nature. Mark will share research on bird feeding and its consequences.
Providing food for birds is one of the most popular ways for people to engage with nature. Mark will share his research on who feeds birds, how much is provided and what is taken by birds (and grey squirrels). And it’s not all blue tits and house sparrows, as supplementary feeding explains why red kites are back in the suburbs, and Mark explains how bird feeding may have some unexpected consequences for urban ecology.

Mark is Professor of Ecology at the University of Reading, and a natural historian since childhood. Much of his research focuses on human-wildlife interactions, particularly in urban areas, investigating how urbanization affects the abundance and distribution of species. He has appeared widely in the media discussing urban wildlife and written four volumes in the popular 30-Second series of popular science books. His current research projects include work on cat predation in Nigeria, grackles in the USA, macaws in Brazil and sloth bears in India, but this talk is all about British gardens.  For all the details and to book your place, please click here.

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