My interest in nature began at an early age with a fascination for both marine and land-based habitats. I continue to enjoy the marine environment and I’m the Royal Yachting Association SW area environmental representative. On the land side, my interests have expanded since retirement and I volunteer with many organisations including Friends of Ham Woods, All Ways Apples, Burrator and the National Trust. My interest in trees is more towards woodlands and woodland habitats, including producing timber and coppicing. I’ve also been a Forest School volunteer with Sparkwell School for many years.