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Ulster Museum

Evening Wildlife Talks

A series of talks by wildlife experts to celebrate Dippy's visit to the Ulster Museum.
In partnership with the Northern Ireland Ornithologists’ Club, Belfast Naturalists' Field Club and Belfast Geologists' Society

Wed 03 Oct 2018 - Tue 11 Dec 2018

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While Dippy sleeps in his gallery upstairs, come along to the lecture theatre to hear wildlife experts give a series of talks on the following  evenings.

  • Admission is free
  • Booking is not required
  • Talks start promptly at 7.30pm
  • Lectures in partnership with the Northern Ireland Ornithologists’ Club (NIOC), Belfast Naturalists' Field Club (BNFC) and Belfast Geologists' Society (BGS)

7 November

NIOC: Cornwall’s Hidden Wildlife Gems

Hannah Stitfall

Hannah is an accomplished zoologist and wildlife filmmaker with a love for creative natural history story-telling. She has worked with Springwatch and the Back the Blue Belt Marine Campaign.

13 November

BNFC: Why Ireland has (almost) no Dinosaurs

Dr Mike Simms, National Museums Northern Ireland

Ireland has almost no dinosaur fossils? Were they banished long ago by St Patrick, or is there a more rational explanation? (Not suitable for children)

19 November

BGS: Ireland’s Lost Monsters

Nigel Monaghan. Keeper of Natural Sciences, National Museum of Ireland

Nigel has spent many years in pursuit of the remains of some of our ‘lost monsters’, extinct animals such as Woolly Mammoth, Giant Deer and Brown Bear.

5 December

NIOC: Birds of Inishboffin

Anthony McGeehan

Over the years, Anthony has spent many weeks on Inishboffin, an island off the west coast of Ireland. This year he aims to spend the most of October there. Come and hear how he fared.

11 December

BNFC: Praeger’s Island

Dr Matthew Jebb. National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin

Robert Lloyd Praeger, from Holywood, Co. Down, is our most famous naturalist, author of best-selling books and nature travelogues about Ireland, and the mastermind behind the world’s first ‘island biodiversity survey’.