Otmoor – A Wetland Rediscovered

David Wilding

We will be meeting in person in Room 109 in the Palmer Building at usual, but you can also join remotely via Zoom if you prefer.  Please click here to join the meeting. You can join from 7.45 pm and the meeting will start at 8 pm.  You will be muted when you join; please stay muted except when you have been asked to unmute, for recent sightings, questions, etc.

David has been working at Otmoor for the past 17 years. He worked for various environmental organisations before working for the RSPB, including BTCV (British Trust for Conservation Volunteers) in Bucks and Oxon, as a Park Ranger in Hants, Recreation Ranger for the Forestry Commission in the New Forest and as a National Park Ranger in the North Cascades National Park USA.

The talk will cover the history of Otmoor and how the RSPB has turned arable fields into an incredible wetland oasis – home to breeding bittern, marsh harrier, crane and snipe.  It will then take a journey through the seasons looking at wildlife and the work which is undertaken to maintain this amazing place.