In this presentation, which is partly built on a newly published photo book of the same name, Jarl von Schéele gives us a glimpse of the rich natural wonders that is to be found in a part of the Southern Scanian cultural landscape. Jarl is a nature photographer and is a member of the Swedish Association for Nature Photographers and the Southern Swedish photography group PhotoNatura and Fotoklubben Kamera, Ängelholm .
Jarl von Schéele, born in 1944, lives in Ängelholm and has been photographing both cultural and natural motifs for more than 35 years.
His photographs have been published in books and journals and he is also active as a presenter and exhibitor.
In 2008 he was elected into the Swedish Association for Nature Photographers. In 2013 he was a part of the Association’s exhibition "Liljefors och Naturfotograferna" at Waldemarsudde in Stockholm. He is also represented in the Association’s jubilee exhibition and the 2016-2018 exhibition “Winners and losers in Swedish nature”. His latest exhibition was “Wings” 2015-2016 (Gamla Rådhuset, Ängelholm and Dalby, Veberöds and Bunkeflo libraries) and “Meeting s in Scania’s nature” 2017 (Studieförbundet Vuxenskolan, Ängelholm).
Black-tailed godwit, a species threatened in Europe, with a small population in Sweden. Hopefully we can contribute knowledge to protect this species not just in Sweden.
Some of the most threatened iconic birds in Europe have been highlighted in a project sponsored by the EU. With Birdlife International as co-ordinator, 13 working partners from the whole of Europe have been working on increasing knowledge of and improving protection for 16 bird species in the EU. Nine new action plans have resulted from the project and Birdlife Sverige has been an active part of these action plans. Hopefully the future is now brighter for the Black-tailed godwit, Yelkouan shearwater, Velvet scoter, Lammergeier, Dalmatian pelican and Turtle dove.
Richard Ottvall, Birdlife Sverige’s representative, tells more about this encouraging project.
The area around Valencia is one of the most diverse bird areas in Europe. Plains, mountains, highland forests, Mediterranean desert, salt flats, wetlands and coast are all easily accessible. The area is easy to reach by aeroplane from Sweden and other parts of Scandinavia. Yanina Maggiotto works on promoting the area for birdwatchers and she will tell us about the rich birdlife and the warm welcome one can find there.
The presentation will take place on Saturday and will be made in English.
Magnus Hellström from Ottenby Bird Observatory presents observations, thoughts and considerations about the sensational Black redstart. Besides the purely aesthetic beauty of the male’s colouring, the species has an odd plumage development which explains much of the variation that we see in birds! The icing on the cake is that there is an eastern form of the species which, though rarely, can occur in Western Europe during late summer. How can you recognize one, and how can you dare to believe that it isn’t just a hybrid Black X Common redstart? And, with such a large outspread area in Asia, why aren’t there more eastern variations found!?
The presentation takes place on Saturday 1st September in the afternoon.
Photo: PG Bentz/Sturnus.
Kentish Plover, a past visitor to Måkläppen. Photo PG Bentz/Sturnus
Mikael Kristersson from Falsterbo relates youthful memories and shows his first TV-film “Måkläppen” from 1972.
Mikael was born and raised in Falsterbo and completed the University College of Film, Radio, Television and Theatre’s film and photography course in Stockholm 1973-1975. He has been active as a documentary filmmaker ever since and has made approximately 35 films, mainly for TV but also 3 full length films released in cinemas: Pica pica, The Eye of the Falcon and Light Years - all critically acclaimed and shown at festivals around the world. Mikael has been active within nature and environmental organisations and initiated the creation of Falsterbonäset’s Nature Conservation Society in 1970. This presentation is a rare chance to see Mikael’s first film and to see how sea, wind and currents have changed the landscape – in other words, a unique opportunity.