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Name, Speaker Location & Areas covered:Mrs Barbara PHIPPS Wakefield :: West Yorkshire only
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Subjects:A Powerpoint presentation.
Charles Waterton (1782-1865) Creator of the First Nature Reserve.
By building a stone wall around the parkland of his ancestral home, in Walton, near Wakefield, and banning the gun, Charles Waterton created the first nature reserve.
He travelled widely, and was a renowned taxidermist. Visitors to his home included Darwin and William Makepeace Thackeray. In 2013 Sir David Attenborough visited, which says much of Waterton's standing as a naturalist.

Availability & Fee:Anytime£70.00
Requirements: BO, T, F, Power Socket accessClick for requirements explanation
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