Martyn and George were both very proud and very honoured to be invited to give a talk about the work of our Young Birder's Club to the Leigh Rotary Club today. Unfortunately Tony was in Crete and Brian was still in France, so they couldn't make it.
After having lunch and completing some Rotarian business, George began the presentation with an explanation of how Leigh Ornithological Society was formed in 1971, largely as a result of the work going on at Pennington Flash at the time. A photo of our founder members and a map of the Flash were used to illustrate the talk.
After this Martyn explained the aims of our Young Birders' Club and described the work we have been doing with local primary schools and youth groups over the last 18 to 24 months. Lots of photos were shown of children engaged in outdoor activities including guided walks, wildflower planting and birdwatching. Here's a short video (which we also used at the Wigan Greenheart Awards) showing some of our best photos:
The talk was finished off with this slideshow entitled 'The Beauty of Birds', which consisted of a number of photographs taken mainly in the L.O.S. recording area by our chairman David Shallcross and Martyn Jones.
The presentation seemed to be very well received by the Rotarians and they generously donated £50 to our Young Birders' Club to help continue the work we do. Thank-you.