Dr Brian Hawkins ‘Birds and plants in subtropical NSW’

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Thursday, 1 June 2017 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Subtropical northern NSW is home to some of the most spectacular birds in the world, including bowerbirds, fruit-doves and parrots. Equally spectacular are the plants they feed on. Brian will talk about his experiences studying the relationship between birds and their food plants in the forests of the Dorrigo-Bellingen-Coffs Harbour area, where he lived and worked for a decade.

Dr Brian Hawkins is an ecologist, environmental educator and writer who has spent much of his life in northern NSW. In 2014 he moved to Canberra to work for Bush Blitz, Australia’s largest species discovery program. He has a PhD in landscape ecology and his writing has appeared in several anthologies, including Best Australian Science Writing 2016.