Trust Talk with Dr. David Wingate
Trust Talk with David Wingate
Bermuda’s major environmental challenge? It’s an alien invasion
Join Internationally renowned conservationist Dr David Wingate for a virtual TRUST TALK about the challenge of protecting gardens and woodland from introduced and invasive plant species
This online talk will examine the changes to native flora as new plants have been introduced to the island and flourished. Many of them are aggressively invasive, but what we can do?
Born and raised in Bermuda, David Wingate is a lifelong naturalist, conservationist and ornithologist. He has achieved international renown and received numerous awards for his work with the Cahow or Bermuda petrel, a species found in 1951 after being considered extinct since the 1620s. In 1963 he also rediscovered the Black-capped Petrel, a relative of to the Cahow, in Haiti.
Dr Wingate has dedicated his life to conservation and was Bermuda’s first Conservation Officer, serving for 34 years in the role until his retirement from the Government role in 2000. His work has included the creation of a “living museum” on Nonsuch Island, where he took the wildlife back to its pre-colonial days, removing invasive flora and fauna and nurturing the native and endemic species.
David studied zoology at Cornell University and he is a founding member of both the Bermuda National Trust and the Bermuda Audubon Society.
Thursday, June 4th, 2020
6:00pm - 7:30pm