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Apr 16

Stella Turk has passed away (April 2017) – watch video

David Fenwick ‘It is with great sadness that I have to bring the group this news about a member and an avid supporter of the Conchological Society of Great Britain and Ireland. I have copied and pasted the following from an e-mail I have just received from Ian Benallick of the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Federation of Biological Recorders. Stella Turk MBE passed away at home on Monday evening. For some of you who didn’t know Stella well, in 2010 Simon Naylor and Shaun Pimlott of the University of Exeter produced a short film – A Life in Natural History – about her. The film can be seen on Youtube – beware the slow start – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uAv-esHdadU . In the film is the Stella that many recorders will like to remember Stella as – her enthusiasm about wildlife, recording and natural history is clear. Stella was a CISFBR member from the start and as a leading light in the recording community in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, made many contacts, not just locally but worldwide. If you know someone who may have known, worked or corresponded with Stella please pass on the news of her passing.