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Laurie is an ecologist and natural history trainer based in southern England. She has enjoyed a varied career in conservation encompassing ecological surveys, land management advice, conservation policy and environmental education, and has worked for the Wildlife Trusts in Sussex, Bedfordshire and Devon.

Laurie joined the team in 2013 and has led trips to many of our destinations including Chile, Vercors, Lesvos, Morocco, Bulgaria, Svalbard and Norfolk, where she has enjoyed introducing our travellers to new wildlife, places and culture. Closer to home, she is a guide at the Knepp Wildland Project in Sussex, and a tutor on a range of courses from small mammals to pollinator conservation. Laurie loves being outdoors and is always keen to get involved with research. So far this has included work on butterflies in Transylvania and birds in South Africa.

Laurie’s upcoming trips
Hungary and Slovakia – easy birding and autumn wildlife 26 September – 3 October 2019
Morocco – natural history at Christmas 21 – 28 December 2019
Southern Morocco – easy birding, coast, desert and mountains 17 – 29 March 2020
Sussex – spring in southern England 27 April – 1 May 2020
Lesvos – spring on an Aegean island 2 – 9 May 2020
Armenia – wild flowers and natural history of the Caucasus 6 – 16 June 2020
Guyana and Suriname – rainforest, savannah and coast 8 – 24 October 2020