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Westonbirt BioBlitz

Meet the experts

Meet the wild and plant-life experts who'll be joining us on Saturday 8th July.

Drop into BioBlitz HQ in the Great Oak Hall, or go on a guided walk and talk, to discover all about the incredible plants and animals that make their home here.

Dr. Steve Nicholls


Steve is an accomplished all-round naturalist, a member of the Bristol Naturalists’ Society, and the vice-chair of the Avon Wildlife Trust.
By day, Steve is an award-winning wildlife film-maker and photographer, and his projects with the BBC’s Natural History Unit have taken him to the most exotic location all around the world. You may recognise some of his plant photography from the International Garden Photographer of the Year competition


Though he loves all thing to do with nature, he particularly loves Northern American natural history and is the author of several books, including one on British wild flowers.


Don’t miss Steve’s guided walk and talk on Orchids, Dragonflies and Birds at 10:15am and 2:15pm


Alex Morss


Alex is a qualified ecologist, and served on the governing Council of the Bristol Naturalists’ Society until her young family came along to ‘distract’ her! An enthusiastic and dedicated naturalist, she has begun organising BioBlitzes at her local park, with lots of activities for children.


Visit the BioBlitz HQ in the Great Oak Hall, where Alex will be able to answer your questions on a wide range of subjects, though her particular speciality is higher-level plants.

Mandy Leivers


A teacher by profession, Mandy is a Trustee of the Bristol Naturalists’ Society.   As a Biodiversity Education Officer for a prestigious local project, she is passionate about inspiring children and adults to learn about all things relating to the natural world. Drop by the BioBlitz HQ in the Great Oak Hall to ask Mandy about Biodiversity. 


Dr. Richard Comont


A specialist in insects and invertebrates, Richard is an experienced natural historian is currently the Science Manager for the Bumblebee Conservation Trust. 

 

Last updated: 10th July 2017

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