Return of the Pine Marten

Thursday December 19th 2019, 7:30 at Wulstans Hall, Pershore.

An illustrated talk by Johnny Birks, author and expert on pine martens. The pine marten was once the second most common carnivore in Britain, but  the clearance of woodlands, together with predator control, had a devastating effect on the pine marten population and by 1915 this species was confined to just a few of the more remote areas across Britain and Ireland. Today, populations are expanding in number and range in Scotland and Ireland. In England, pine martens are still scarce and have a very restricted distribution.