Poetry magazine The Rialto, in collaboration with the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, Birdlife International and the Cambridge Conservation Initiative, invites submissions for the 2017 Nature and Place poetry competition.
More about each organisation at therialto.co.uk; rspb.org.uk; birdlife.org; conservation.cam.ac.uk
More about the competition at the link here:
Passage migrants at Mai Po Marshes, Hong Kong SAR
From the floating bird hides at Mai Po, looking towards Shenzhen
Image by Katherine Fletcher at http://www.chesleyhouse.com/Travel/hk_mai_po.htm
Flightpathproject has just returned from Mai Po, where migratory birds are in transit along the East Asian-Australasian Flyway in their thousands. There is poetry in their names: gadwalls and godwits, snipes, stints and sandpipers, tattlers and turnstones.
It’s a challenge, holding the thin green line of marsh, mangrove and mudflats on the border with mainland China. Does the wetland protect the birds, or do the birds protect the wetland?
Their next stop: Australia and southern hemisphere summer.
Floating boardwalk, Mai Po
Image by Larco at commons.wikimedia.org
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