About South Downs Wildlife
We started South Downs Wildlife to share the wonderful wildlife of the South Downs National Park - and its nearby coastline - with as many people as possible. We aim to provide something for everyone, seeking out everything from birds and mammals to insects and plants. Sharing our knowledge and passion, and continuing to learn out in the field, is what we enjoy the most.
South Downs Wildlife runs a programme of outdoor meetings throughout the year, tailored for families, novices and keen experts alike. We also offer bespoke private tours and events.
Meet The Team
David's main expertise is in birds, having worked for BirdGuides and Rare Bird Alert, and as Assistant Warden at Dungeness Bird Observatory. Currently the Recorder for the Sussex Ornithological Society, he has served on the rarities committees for both Sussex and Surrey. David also holds a bird ringing (banding) license. His other favourite wildlife groups are butterflies, dragonflies, moths and mammals.
Nick is an experienced birder and knowledgeable about a range of other wildlife found across the South Downs and Sussex, after moving down from Surrey over a decade ago. Handy with a camera, he put his photographic eye to good use as Photographic Editor of the Sussex Bird Report for several years. Nick keeps the Worthing Birding blog up to date with local sightings.
Wildlife and art are two of Ingrid's biggest passions. She moved south from Edinburgh and graduated with a degree in illustration from Brighton University in 2015. Since then, she has worked as a Teaching Assistant and run after-school wildlife clubs with Earth Calling. A passionate all-round naturalist, Ingrid is particularly fond of fish, insects, wildflowers and mammals (especially lagomorphs!).