Member Talk: Finding Urban Nature with David Lindo

A photograph of a bird on the roof of a blue car

Event information

Member & Patron Virtual Event

Free, online event - no ticket required

Tuesday 7 September 2021, 19.00-20.00

Join Broadcaster, Writer and Urban Birder, David Lindo as he discusses the importance of urban nature with Head of the Angela Marmont Centre at the Museum, Dr John Tweddle.

Over 80% of the UK population live in urban areas and this is projected to rise to 92% by 2030, leading to larger cities and more challenges for wildlife. Towns and cities are rapidly becoming where most people will experience nature and therefore it is vital that we start celebrating and protecting the UK’s biodiversity.

David and John will discuss how this is possible, the Museum's upcoming Urban Nature Project and their passions behind their love of urban nature. Learn about the biodiversity that is all around us, even in our small back gardens or just outside our bedroom windows. John and David will also help us understand how we can connect with each other and act together to protect our urban nature.

  • About the speakers

    Born and raised in London, David has spent most of his life outside amongst nature, especially looking up, watching the birds. David encourages others through his work to see an urban environment how a bird would: The buildings are cliffs, and any green areas are an oasis for nesting, resting, and feeding.

    Dr John Tweddle is Head of the Angela Marmont Centre for UK Biodiversity at the Museum. The mission of the Centre is to connect people with the UK's natural world and build the scientific knowledge, skills and networks that enable informed action. John's current research includes science-led methods for monitoring and restoring nature within the UK’s urban areas. John is also the lead scientist within the Museum's Urban Nature Project. 

  • The Urban Nature Project

    The Museum's Urban Nature Project is an ambitious UK-wide partnership programme that aims to create opportunities for young people, families, and schools to connect with and study their local biodiversity.

    In addition, the project will develop and share new scientific data, tools, and skills to help understand and restore the UK's urban nature. To find out more about the project please visit the Urban Nature Project page.

How to watch

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