Otmoor – A Wetland Rediscovered

David Wilding

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.