SPEND FRIDAY NIGHT WITH NEW ZEALAND WILDLIFE EXPERT

PUBLISHED: 12:44 25 September 2014 | UPDATED: 13:13 30 August 2017

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New Zealand's top Entomologist provides insight into the fascinating natural world of New Zealand's strange landscapes and diverse wildlife

Cornwall Wildlife Trust is hosting an event not to be missed as they welcome New Zealand's top Entomologist to give an illustrated talk on the fascinating natural world of New Zealand's strange landscapes and diverse wildlife.

Dr Robert Hoare is Entomologist and Head Curator of New Zealand Arthropod Collection, specialising in moths and butterflies. He grew up in England but has lived in Auckland, New Zealand for the last 16 years.

New Zealand's assortment of giant insects, oddball bats, ancient reptiles, towering trees, parrots, penguins, endless epiphytes and enormous eggs is so strange that renowned American scientist Jared Diamond called it 'the nearest approach to life on another planet'.

These peculiar plants and animals make their home amongst rainforest, glaciers, volcanoes and wild sub Antarctic islands… but they are survivors from a tragic past. Robert will tell the story of these survivors, and of their missing kin. Natural spectacles and unique wildlife encounters are two of New Zealand’s biggest draw-cards and this promises to be a fascinating and inspiring evening.

Refreshments, wildlife books, children’s gifts, Christmas cards and the Trust’s 2015 calendar will be on sale to help raise money to protect Cornwall’s wildlife and wild.

The event takes place on 26 September 2014 at 7.30pm at Chasewater Village Hall, Church Hill, Truro TR4 8PZ. Admission is £2.

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