I’m Nick, Norfolk native, lifelong bug-botherer and denizen of a flint cottage by a village duckpond. I grew up in Little Snoring, running wild across the WW2 airfield. From school in Holt, my friends and I would tumble down to Cley to lose ourselves in a golden world of marsh harriers, bitterns and bearded tits. In the past decade I have worked on many projects, events and publications for Norfolk Wildlife Trust, many of them from Cley.
Prior to my return to Norfolk, I read for two degrees, then fled to South America, where for years I worked for conservation NGOs and delighted in the continent’s unrivalled wildlife. Falling into bird tour-leading, I was asked to travel further and have since worked on every continent and ocean. Having stopped flying — through climate concerns — I stay close to my North Norfolk home, speaking, writing and enthusing about wildlife and conservation.