Open meeting with the illustrators of DAFNI
We have the pleasure to invite you to the Regional Museum of Natural History - Plovdiv for an open meeting with Georgi Pchellarov, who is the President of SAFNI (Society of Animalists, Florists and Scientific Illustrators) and Denitsa Peneva, who is the Vice President. They will talk about their work in the Society of Illustrators, as well as about the works from the Art - Plein Air Workshop "Biodiversity and species recovery in the European Green Belt Initiative area".
The event will take place on 25. 10. 2022 (Tuesday) from 17:30 to 18:30 in the Museum Exhibition Hall.
The museum also hosts the exhibition - ,,The Great Return" 2 https://lesserkestrellife. greenbalkans. org/Hudozhestvenata-izlozhba-Golyamoto-zavrashtane-2-gostuva-na-Regionalen-prirodonauchen-muzey--Plovdiv-1-7807 , again produced by DAFNI in collaboration with Green Balkans.
In their works, the authors pay special attention to the Lesser Kestrel, a rare bird species for whose restoration and population enhancement Green Balkans is implementing the project "Life for the Lesser Kestrel" under the EU LIFE Programme.
Before it disappeared from Bulgaria as a breeding species in the last century, one of the last places where this rare species of falcons bred was the hills of Plovdiv. In his story "Following the Shadows of the Kestrels" the Bulgarian naturalist Dimo Bozhkov describes the graceful Lesser Kestrels in a particularly emotional way. Due to this fact, the organizers put both exhibitions in the city under the hills.