Author, producer and conservationist, Mary Colwell-Hector specialises in natural history and the environment. She’s gained many awards for her work in radio, TV and internet production. She has produced natural history series such as Saving Species, Natural Histories and Shared Planet. In October 2016 she was awarded the Dilys Breese Medal by the BTO for services to conservation.
Mary will speak about her passion for Curlews and the Moorlands they call home. Highlighting her adventures on a 500mile Curlew walk. Her latest book, Curlew Moon: 500 Miles for Curlews will be out in spring 2018.
Tara Challoner (Farming and Wildlife Officer at the Upper Nidderdale Landscape Partnership) will also report on the national and local importance of moorlands as habitats for wading bird and share Upper Nidderdale’s bird survey results and the improvements observed over recent years.