Honiton University of the Third Age
For our May meeting on Wednesday16th May the Honiton U3A welcomes the return of Dr. Sam Bridgewater, Nature Conservation Manager for Clinton Devon Estates whose subject will be ‘The River Otter – Its Past, Present & Future’. Renowned for its wildlife the River Otter has been heavily modified by human hand – from monasteries that first canalised the river in the Middle Ages to power mills, to a railway line and flood embankments to reclaim land for agriculture. Much of the historic management has served to disconnect the river from its natural flood plain. Although the appearance of the beaver has heralded some new opportunities for habitat enhancement, the river still suffers numerous challenges to its ecological health for the benefit of wildlife and society.
Venue: The Beehive Centre, Dowell St., Honiton – Doors open 1.30pm for a 2pm start
Members Free and Visitors welcome (suggested donation of £2.00)
Further information: 01404 598008 Website: http://u3asites.org.uk/honiton