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Paisley Natural History talk on the Scottish Wildcat

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Paisley Natural History Society is continuing its autumn programme of evening talks with an illustrated talk by Adrian Davis on Thursday 6 November, 7.30pm at Paisley Museum.

Adrian is a leading authority on Scottish Wildcats and has developed an extensive knowledge of this elusive creature. Using field signs combined with remote camera traps, he has surveyed vast areas of North West Scotland, to identify distribution, habitat requirements and localised ‘hotspots’.

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Adrian previously managed the Wildcat Haven Project, based at Lochaber. The project aimed to conserve and protect the Scottish Wildcat by controlling the number of feral and domestic cats through large scale neutering, as they can easily hybridise and so dilute the pure Wildcat gene pool. This is the single, largest risk to an estimated population of only 300 – 400 individuals left in Scotland.

Come along and find out what is being done to try and conserve this enigmatic species.

About Paisley Natural History Society

This talk is free and open to everyone. For more information about the Paisley Natural History Society visit our website at www.paisleynaturalhistorysociety.org.uk or contact Lesley Hill (Club Secretary) on 0141 884 3352.

Paisley Natural History society was formed in the early 1970’s by local naturalists and is still going strong. The aims of the society are simple:

1. To encourage the study of natural history in Renfrewshire, East Renfrewshire and Inverclyde.

2. To support the conservation of wildlife and habitats; and

3. To maintain links with the Natural History department of Paisley Museum.

Regular indoor meetings are held in Paisley Museum on Thursday evenings during the winter months covering a variety of natural history topics from butterflies and birds to fungi and fossils and outings are organised during the summer months visiting sites throughout Scotland.

You don’t need to be a member to come along to the talks, they are open to anyone with an interest in natural history.

Copies of the winter talks programme can be obtained from Paisley Museum and the talks are also listed on the Renfrewshire Council website.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]