The Society is pleased to present this zoom talk by John Harrison, Warden, Aberlady Bay Local Nature Reserve, on Thursday 11th November, 2021, 7.15 PM for 7.30 PM
For a small coastal site, the nature reserve boasts an impressively diverse range
of species, which are associated with an excellent diversity of different habitats.
In his talk, John Harrison will look at the different habitats represented and describe just some of the thousands of fabulous species they support.
Originally from West Yorkshire John studied at Aberdeen University and went on to ‘serve his apprenticeship’ as a volunteer at the RSPB Loch of Strathbeg. In 2001 John spent 6 months in New Zealand which included time looking after New Zealand Dotterels and managing down introduced species of plants and animals that the country has been blighted by. Returning to Britain, John took a job with the RSPB at the Dee Estuary in North Wales and the Wirral where he worked for 2 years on a 5,000-hectare coastal and freshwater reserve (supporting over 100,000 birds) and managing a 24-hour little tern protection scheme. In 2004 John moved to Oxfordshire to work on an arable reversion project, converting carrot and wheat fields into a thriving wetland. John became the Warden at Aberlady Bay in January 2007 and has been there ever since.