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.
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.
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.
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.
I have been involved in residential conservation projects throughout the UK and in Europe for approximately 15 years. I have worked as a volunteer with the British Trust for Conservation Volunteers and the National Trust for Scotland. I began working locally with Trafford Wildlife when Covid 19 restrictions were relaxed earlier this year. I have enjoyed the conservation tasks in an environment that can be as safe as possible given the threat of Covid 19. I highly recommend this group.
Since retiring from Industry in 2018 I was keen to get involved in Conservation volunteering and in 2018 I started as a Conservation Ranger with the National Trust at Quarry Bank Mill in Styal. This role entails working outdoors managing and maintaining the estate, doing things such as tree planting, tree and shrub pruning (especially invasive species), path and fence maintenance, and general management of the estate. The start of the Covid lockdowns in March 2020 affected many volunteers at Quarry Bank Mill, so I joined Trafford Wildlife carrying out similar activities on the Dunham estate. I love the outdoors and being outside, and I think it is important to look after what we have around us locally, to ensure that wildlife can thrive and maintain an environment which we can all enjoy.
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.
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.