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Nature talk with slides (lantern lecture, Exeter, Devon, England, 7 March 1936)

Type of event
lantern lecture
Full title
Nature talk with slides
7 March 1936
single event
Time of day
People linked to event

ROWDEN, A.O.  (1877-1960) – lecturer

Organisations linked to event

RAMC Field Club – organiser

Proceedings of the College Field Club and Natural History Society: 1935-1936 (Exeter: University College of the South West of England, 1936), p. 8

“This took the form of a running commentary on a number of slides from photographs taken by the speaker in his garden at Rydon Crest and elsewhere. Some of the views showed contrivances to attract birds of different species to visit the garden -- a bird table, a pool, nesting-boxes and tit-bits suspected here and there to tempt the Tits. [...] A section of a cocoa-but husk hung up for a nesting-place for birds, was noticed to be frequently visited by a hornet. On examination the insect was found to have appropriated it and a slide showed the partially constructed comb. Other slides showed nests and eggs of Wild Duck, butterflies and moths visiting plants in the wild garden specially grown to attract them, nestling owls, spider webs spangled with dew drops, a wasp's nest on a tree trunk, and other interesting objects.”

Lucerna ID 7006277

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 15 March 2017

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