The Bornean rainforest has the highest diversity of plant and insect life in the world. Quentin will talk on ‘Hornbills, Orangutans and Elephants’. He will also offer guidance on how to maximise the wildlife viewing on a visit to this large tropical island. Borneo is home to around 1,000 species of butterfly ranging from the spectacular Birdwings with a wingspan of up to 18cm to the dainty Blues. Honor’s talk will be an introduction to the butterflies of Borneo and will look at representatives of each of the six Bornean families, with a focus on the most visible species.
Quentin was born on the island of Borneo in Sabah, Malaysia and has spent many years exploring and photographing the varied wildlife. Quentin has written popular field guides to the birds and mammals.
Honor is the author of a Field Guide to the Butterflies of Borneo, illustrated with photographs taken in the wild on her journeys around Borneo.
Doors open 6.30pm for 7pm.
This is one of an annual programme of 6 talks organised by the London Bird Club a section of the London Natural History Society (LNHS). The LNHS organise around a 100 events a year, most of which are free. Their free guided walks offer a fantastic opportunity to discover London’s wild areas and to learn about wildlife from experts. See http://www.lnhs.org.uk/