Derek’s experience of British mammals is hard to match – as an ecologist, naturalist, and active council member of the Mammal Society he has been supporting local groups and recording for many years. He talked to a large and diverse audience gathered from the South West as well as further afield on the unseen world of the mole.
Renowned conservationist, naturalist and author Sir John Lister-Kaye established the Aigas Field Centre 40 years ago. Having held many influential positions in conservation bodies his knowledge of the issues around re-wilding, or ecological restoration as he prefers, is extensive. Sir John talked to our capacity Zoom audience about the conservation or red squirrels and pine martens and the reintroduction of beavers and wild cats and answered a wide range of questions.