Dr Jennifer Wood


I graduated from Salford University in 2006 with a degree in Wildlife and Practical Conservation .I became involved in the Cheshire Wildlife Trust and l served as a Trustee for 3 years. I have been involved with conservation in Trafford for many years and believe conservation is particularly precious in urban areas so that people can engage with green areas in their own neighbourhood.

David Reeves

Task Co-ordinator, Treasurer & Task Leader

I have been actively working on nature conservation in Trafford for 25 years. I am a volunteer and member of several local organisations, including the National Trust, Cheshire Wildlife Trust North Group and Altrincham Naturalists, as well as Trafford Wildlife. I co-ordinate the conservation work across the reserves looked after by Trafford Wildlife.

Geoff Densham

Secretary & Task Leader

I've been volunteering with nature conservation organisations for much of my life and I'm a strong believer that our limited nature areas in Trafford need protecting and nurturing. Volunteering on Nature reserves is enjoyable and beneficial to mental health.

Andrew Lewis

Task Leader

David Newbrook

Swift Leader

My hope is that I can start a local group of like minded individuals who will take up the baton of preserving the Swift populations that we have in Trafford and with the hope of encouraging new populations of Swifts to flourish - as the thought of Summers without the sight and sound of screaming parties of Swifts at rooftop height is something we shouldn’t allow to happen.

Geoff Little

Task Leader

Having long been keen on walking in the countryside, I have in relatively recent years come to learn more about birdlife and have gained an interest in bird photography. In turn I've developed a greater awareness of the impact on wildlife of changes in habitat, and I see appropriate environmental initiatives as increasingly important. I find that Trafford Wildlife provides a great opportunity to make some contribution to nature conservation in our local area.

Harvey Bell

Task Leader

My first experience of conservation was on a National Trust Acorn camp at age eighteen and later with BCTV, now I'm retired I've more time to give back to nature doing important work with Trafford Wildlife in a social and constructive environment.

Janet Turnbull

Task Leader

Since my career in education came to an end in 2011 I have been able to expand my interest in the natural world and have enjoyed working with The Conservation Volunteers and latterly with Trafford Wildlife. I am a member of Butterfly Conservation, the RSPB and National Trust, all of which seek to promote and protect our wildlife and heritage. I am also a keen photographer and belong to the Nature group of the Royal Photographic Society. I look forward to helping to introduce other people to the joys of nature and conservation.

Jon Banwell

Task Leader

Since retiring from working in social care I have become increasingly involved as a volunteer with Trafford Wildlife. I am keen to develop my knowledge and understanding of conservation and enjoy getting involved in the various projects throughout the year.

Julie Johnson

Timperley Tidiers Leader

I have been a member of Timperley Tidiers litter picking group for quite a few years and helped organised the bigger litter picks and Facebook page and before that have been doing solo litter picks around the village. I'm taking over as leader of the group now and looking forward to getting involved in the various projects when I'm able to. I work in a local primary school and I enjoy cycling in my spare time.

Maura Baker

Task Leader

I have been interested in wildlife and conservation for many years, supporting groups such as the National Trust and WWT. I am a keen walker and enjoy the outdoors. Since retiring from full time work I have been involved as a volunteer with conservation projects run by Trafford Wildlife.

Paul Collins

Task Leader

A keen walker and cyclist all my life, since retiring in 2016 I have been a conservation volunteer with the National Trust at Dunham Massey, Quarry Bank Mill and Trafford Wildlife. I like to do my bit to help maintain and grow our natural environment, landscapes and wildlife. Just as importantly, I enjoy being part of a team and having a good time with friends in the countryside.

Simon Power

Task Leader

I have been interested in the natural world for as long as I can remember and having been fortunate enough to retire early from the NHS in 2022, I have since had the opportunity to spend more of my time outdoors. I am a keen walker and birdwatcher and as such I am acutely aware of the threats that face wildlife, both locally and across the world. Yet whilst global conservation issues may often feel out of our hands, local issues need not and working with Trafford Wildlife has provided me with a way to engage with conservation matters close to home. This is good for wildlife but also good for us.