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Lady of the Reeds, The life of bird photographer Emma Turner CANCELLED

Sunday 10 May, 2020
Emma Turner was an English ornithologist and pioneering bird photographer who lived on a houseboat on Hickling Broad. Her 1911 photograph of a nesting bittern in Norfolk was the first evidence of their return to the United Kingdom as a breeding bird after local extinction since the late 1800s. A remarkable naturalist, she was famous in ornithological circles of her day for her outstanding photographs and impressive field craft.
We are delighted to welcome author, James Parry to Hickling Broad for a talk and intimate guided boat tours exploring the life and achievements of this fascinating Victorian naturalist.

Event details

Venue Reserve
This event is taking place at NWT Hickling Broad and Marshes. Click here to view this reserve's profile.
Venue information
The talk is at Hickling Barn, NR12 0YU
Time and date information
Saturday 10 May
Boat trails: 1.30 – 2.30pm and 3 – 4pm
Exclusive guided boat tours of Hickling Broad showing “Miss Turner’s Island” and the mooring place of her houseboat “The Water-Rail”.
Talk: doors at 6pm, start 6.30 – 8pm
James will explain how he and co-author Jeremy Greenwood pieced together Emma Turner’s story in their new book, published in March 2020.
Boat trip:£8 NWT members, £9.50 non-members, Talk: £6 NWT members,£8 non-members
Booking information
Booking essential: 01692 598276 for both the boat trip and the talk
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