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The Wild Orchids of the Peak District by Byron Machin

Byron is a documentary maker, writer, professional lecturer and geography teacher from the Staffordshire Moorlands. Born in the town of Leek, he has had a passion for all aspects of landscape history since he was a young boy.

Byron has recently been in the news creating a four part, 8 hour documentary series containing a wealth of information on the history, wildlife, folklore and landscape of the Peak District. The film has been commended not only for its presentation and level of information but also its dangerous and compelling footage of underground and inaccessible locations.

In addition to writing and documentary making, Byron is also a keen botanist ands entomologist, at this moment finishing a 7 year research project on the Wild Orchids of the Peak District. He will be giving us a talk on this subject.

Earlier Event: December 9
Photographic Competition
Later Event: January 27
Clematis & Other Climbers by Jeff Bates