The first talk of the year was given by Mr Iain Green, a wildlife photographer who has written two books about the tigers of Bandhavgard in India. Mr Green showed superb photographs of a family of tigers which he studied in the forest over a period of several years. Throughout the course of the lecture we were treated to a unique insight into the ecology and behaviour of these highly endangered animals.
The second half of the talk was based upon Mr Green's latest book, "Wild London: Nature of the Capital." From peregrine falcons to parakeets, foxes, deer, seals and even whales, we learned about the diversity of wildlife that can be found in London. Mr Green has been given permission to photograph wildlife in the garden of 10 Downing Street, the highlight of which is a resident breeding pair of kestrels. Apparently the best view of these is from the Chancellor of the Exchequer's bathroom!
S M D Dempster
Head of Natural History Society