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About Me

I was quite shocked when a friend of mine recently asked me, "Don't you ever get bored with birds?" How could I!? I've been mad about birds since I was a child, and my enthusiasm and knowledge grew when I worked for the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust and the RSPB after reading English at university. I am a regular volunteer with the British Trust for Ornithology and with the Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire Wildlife Trust, three of whose reserves feature in my walks. Now that I have retired from a long career in teaching, I  want to share my passion for nature, and literature, and to raise awareness and understanding of the wonders and vulnerability of the natural world around us.

'To a person uninstructed in natural history, his country or seaside stroll is a walk through a gallery filled with wonderful works of art, nine tenths of which have their faces turned to the wall. Teach him something of natural history and you place in his hands a catalogue of those worth turning around' - Thomas Huxley


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'The Natural environment is the great outpatient department we can go to for healing' -Dr William Bird, Berkshire GP and founder of Green Gyms and Beat the Street


Illustrated talks on ecology, literature and the connections between them


Guided walks exploring the ecology and history of our beautiful countryside

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