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Date: Thursday 24 August
Time: 5-6pm
Where: Lecture Room, Goodman Building, Adelaide Botanic Garden (enter from Hackney Road)
Presenter: Tony Flaherty, Coast and Marine - Natural Resources Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges
Cost: Free, bookings essential via Eventbrite

 Join us at Adelaide Botanic Garden for a free lecture on the Bar-tailed Godwit (which inspired Jeannie Baker’s Circle exhibition), SA’s other globetrotting birds, and what's being done to conserve them.

Each year thousands of birds from our local beaches undertake incredible migrations of over 20,000 kilometres across the globe to their breeding grounds in the arctic.

The Bar-tailed Godwit inspired award-winning artist and author Jeannie Baker to capture their journey through collage in her latest exhibition, Circle, which is on display in the Garden's Noel Lothian Hall until Friday 25 August (Monday to Friday, 10am to 4pm, $2 entry).

Join NRM’s Tony Flaherty, Manager Coast and Marine, to learn about our local shorebirds, godwits, plovers, turnstones, knots and pipers, which breed on our wetlands and beaches.

Hear about work undertaken by local communities, councils and conservation groups to help share our shores with wildlife and keep our shorebirds flying.

Arrive prior to the talk for your last chance to view Jeannie Baker’s Circle exhibition, filled with stunning landscapes from Arctic icebergs to tropical beaches, reminding us of the importance of the worlds remaining wetlands and the interconnectedness of nature.


About the presenter

Tony Flaherty, Manager, Coast and Marine – Natural Resources Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges, works with a small team to undertake conservation works across 70 coastal and estuary sites in the region.

With funding from the AMLR NRM Board the team facilitates community awareness, monitoring and wildlife conservation projects.