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David Attenborough filmmaker launches insect and plant events

PUBLISHED: 10:01 22 May 2019

Award-winning wildlife filmmaker and photographer Nick Upton who will be giving a talk at the Bugs & Blossoms launch weekend in Palgrave, near Diss. Picture:

Award-winning wildlife filmmaker and photographer Nick Upton who will be giving a talk at the Bugs & Blossoms launch weekend in Palgrave, near Diss. Picture:

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An award-winning wildlife filmmaker and photographer who has worked closely with Sir David Attenborough is visiting the Waveney valley to help launch a programme of events highlighting the decline of native insects and plants.

The Bugs and Blossoms weekend at Palgrave, near Diss, will highlight the decline of native insects and plants. Picture: Nick UptonThe Bugs and Blossoms weekend at Palgrave, near Diss, will highlight the decline of native insects and plants. Picture: Nick Upton

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Nick Upton, who first joined the BBC as lead researcher for Sir David's epic series The Trials of Life, will be giving a talk at Palgrave Community Centre on May 24 (7.30pm, £8) as part of the launch weekend of Bugs and Blossoms.

Mr Upton, who has since worked on numerous BBC Natural World series and won the British Wildlife Photography Awards, will be showing many stunning images from his work. He will also be giving a macro-photography workshop on May 25.

The Bugs and Blossoms weekend, organised by Waveney & Blyth Arts, also includes an exhibition, a screening of insect film Microcosmos, arts workshops, and guided walk around Mellis Common with readings from Roger Deakin's books, focusing on his observations on plants and insects. Full details of events at waveneyandblytharts.com/bugs-blossoms

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