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Lady of the Reeds - The Life of Bird Photographer Emma Turner

Friday 20 May, 2022
Author James Parry explores the life of pioneering bird photographer Emma Turner, who captured remarkable images of Norfolk’s rare birds. Emma Turner (who died in 1940) was famous in the ornithological circles of her day for her outstanding photographs and impressive field craft. She was particularly associated with the Norfolk Broads, specifically Hickling, where she obtained pictures of some of the rarest marshland birds, often at the nest. In his talk, author James Parry, highlights the importance of this remarkable pioneer, including her joint discovery in 1911 that Bitterns were once again breeding in Britain. James will explain how he and co-author Jeremy Greenwood have pieced together an assessment of Turner’s life and achievements in his book published in March 2020. James will lead exclusive and intimate guided boat tours of Hickling Broad showing “Turners Island” and the mooring place of her houseboat “Water Rail”

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
Boat trips at NWT Hickling Broad.
Time and date information
Friday 20 May
Boat trails: 1:30 - 2:30pm and 3 - 4pm
Talk: doors at 6pm, talk 6:30 – 8pm
Talk: £6 NWT members, £8 non-members plus booking fee, 1-hour boat trails: £8 NWT members, £9.50 non-members. (Adult reserve entry fee for non-members: £5 gift aid, £4.50 standard entry)
Booking information
Booking essential:
Talk: Online via the button below. Booking details in Eventbrite will be visible by 9 April.
Boat trails: please call 01692 598276 to book

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