Posted on Monday, June 14th, 2010
Capitalising on the enthusiasm created by the sensational news of the hatching of our latest chicks, we've been on our travels in the last few weeks to promote the GBG and build new contacts. Previous 'days out' have included visits to eg Southampton, London, and Birdworld: this time it was the turn of Bristol's Festival of Nature.
David Waters (GBG Director), Suzy Elkins (GBG's Marketing Manager), and Charlie Moores (Otis Editor) spent a few hours under yet another sunny sky, meeting other wildlife organisations, chatting with our new friends on the BBC Wildlife Fund stand, and being thoroughly entertained by a rather hoarse Mike Dilger, who is a strong supporter of the GBG project and who kindly whispered the following words about the new chicks: "Over the moon! All Dave's work is at last coming to fruition. I can't wait to come back and see Wiltshire's largest birds back on the Plains where they belong." (Mike, I have it on good authority that Suzy will be delighted to show you round, though whether the site could take two such huge personalities at the same time is something only time would tell...).
We'll be working hard to keep raising the profile of the GBG and the re-introduction project. If any members would like to come with us on one of our now frequent jaunts away from Salisbury Plain we'd be delighted to welcome you along!