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Tue 17th March 2020
General Event
Spring Lecture 2020
The Garden Jungle: How to Save our Insects by Dave Goulson, Professor of Biology at University of Sussex, a specialist in bee ecology, publisher and author.
Time: 18.30 to 22.00
Venue: Merchant Adventurers' Hall, Fossgate, York, YO1 9XD
Cost: £20 or £10 for Under 25's

We are in the midst of the 6th mass extinction event, with extinctions occurring faster than at any time in the last 65 million years. ‘Bioabundance’ is in decline, with recent studies showing that insects in particular seem to be disappearing fast. If it continues, this will have profound consequences for mankind and for our planet. Dave Goulson will explain why insects are decline, and suggest how we should tackle this crisis, first by turning our gardens into oases for life, and second by fundamentally changing the way we grow food.  Dave’s talk will be followed by a Q and A session. 

Kindly supported by Andrew Jackson Solicitors LLP, East Riding Horticulture Ltd and Arcus Consultancy Services/Surface Property.