THE 100th anniversary year of the birth of the naturalist and conservationist William Condry is celebrated with events at Machynlleth this week including an exhibition and two talks.

The “Christopher Fuller 1918-1998” exhibition was opened at the Museum of Modern Art Machynlleth (MOMA), last Saturday, curated by the locally-based wildlife artist Terence Lambert and including his work together with works by Kim Atkinson, Darren Rees, Philip Snow, and Owen Williams.

On Wednesday, October 10, Terence Lambert will be talking about his work and the Condry exhibition, in the popular free Midday Market Day series of talks at 12noon at the MOMA Tabernacl Centre.

And on Saturday, October 13, Welsh naturalist and TV presenter Iolo Williams will give the 2018 Condry Lecture at 7pm.

Condry was born in Birmingham and died aged 80 in Swansea, having been the first warden at the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds Ynys-hir nature reserve near Machynlleth ,between 1969 to 1982

He was one of the main forces in the preservation of the red kite in Mid Wales and wrote many guides and nature books, including two volumes in Collins’ New Naturalist series for Snowdonia National Park and The Natural History of Wales, as well as contributing to The Guardian’s Country Diary column for more than 40 years, and appeared on several BBC radio programmes.