On Monday 25 March, the Vice-President of Reading and District Natural History Society, Professor Chris Bucke, presented a cheque for £180.74 from the Society’s Fishlock Fund to the Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire Wildlife Trust (BBOWT) at their Woolley Firs Environmental Education Centre near Maidenhead. Walter Fishlock (1875 – 1959) was a long-serving Secretary and former President of the Society. A fund was set up in his memory to encourage the study and enjoyment of natural history by children under 12 years of age. The money will be used to help bring primary school children from Reading to Woolley Firs.
The pictures below show Chris presenting the cheque to Dr Kate Dent, BBOWT’s Head of Conservation & Education for Berkshire, and with Lynn Hughes, the Environmental Education Manager who was showing him two (non-native) beetles, which are among the ‘living visual aids’ that are used in the classroom.