Tuesday, November 17, 2020 - 19:30

Dr Ian Bedford 

'Butterfly Gardening'.

Dr Ian Bedford is a Research Entomologist & Speaker. Ian has been fascinated by insects and other invertebrates for most of his life. From studying butterflies on the South Downs as a youngster, he went on to pursue a career in Research Entomology and ran the Entomology Dept at the John Innes Centre in Norwich up to his recent retirement after 42 yrs. Following his retirement Ian now provides independent entomological advice to companies that are developing environmentally safe plant protection products and he also promotes and encourage wildlife-friendly home gardening.

In addition Ian talks on a number of radio shows and currently has the great honour of being the resident 'Go To' Entomologist for BBC Radio Norfolk, Suffolk and Lincolnshire. He is also the 'Entomologist who Entertains' on Toby Buckland's Sunday morning  show for gardeners on BBC Radio Devon where he tells a different insect story each week!!!

Ian has also featured on BBC Gardeners Question Time and appeared on TV shows such as BBC Gardeners' World, Inside Out, Tonight, Horizon, BBC Breakfast, A to Z of TV Gardening, The Great British Garden Revival and even  Harry Hill's Alien Fun Capsule!

This should not only be fun talk but a very informative one on how we can encourage butterflies to enjoy our gardens.

WebEx invites will be sent out nearer the meeting.

Jeff Johnson