Paisley Natural History Society Illustrated Talks

Hear from the experts on various topics at Paisley Natural History Society's Illustrated Talks at Paisley Museum!

Paisley Natural History Society Illustrated Talks

About Paisley Natural History Society Illustrated Talks

Hosted by experts in the field, these talks provide an interesting insight into various natural history topics. The talks are open to everyone and there's no need to book, just come along.

Thursday 11th January: The elusive Pine Marten
Jackie Clark (Scottish Badgers)

The pine marten was once found throughout Britain, but suffered one of the most dramatic declines of any British mammal with habitat loss, fur trapping and predator control during the 19th century leading to a widespread population decrease.

However, over the latter half of the 20th century numbers have been recovering and in Scotland the population has expanded south and east from its stronghold in the Highlands, with the species now found in parts of central and eastern Scotland, including our local towns of Cumbernauld, Denny and Milngavie, but have they always been there?

Thursday 1st February: Dragons at the Greenock Cut
Kathleen McMillan

This study started as an Honours Project and as a result of the data collected in the first year has continued.

This talk will cover facts on all three Scottish reptile species, will look at how the studies where carried out and provide an overview of the results.

Thursday 1st March: Scottish Lepidoptera and Climate Change; the Succeeders, the Sufferers and the Surprises
Paul Mapplebeck (Chair Butterfly Conservation Glasgow and Southwest Scotland Branch)

A whirlwind overview of Scottish butterflies and moths, starting with a brief history covering early extinctions and early records through to modern discoveries of the 20th and 21st centuries.

Plus a closer look at Renfrewshire species and the effects of climate change, including species gained and species threatened by global warming.

Thursday 5th April: Could we live with lynx?
Dr David Hetherington

We know from bone evidence that the Eurasian Lynx lived in Scotland for thousands of years until its demise at the hands of humans. The species was similarly pushed out of most of the rest of Europe, clinging on only in the continent's wildest areas.

However, with changing social attitudes, the lynx has made a comeback in several busy, human-shaped landscapes across the continent and there is growing discussion about its potential reintroduction to the U.K.

Find out from ecologist and author, David Hetherington, what it's really like to live alongside Europe's big cat in the 21st century.

While we take every opportunity to ensure the details for Paisley Natural History Society Illustrated Talks are accurate, we always advise that you contact the event organiser before setting out for the event to avoid disapointment.

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