Adrian is a landscape ecologist, researcher, tutor and adviser with a passionate interest in wild food, nature conservation and the history of the landscape. With a degree in Geography & Environmental Management and a Masters in Research, he was previously a university lecturer & researcher in conservation & biogeography.
He has also worked for Natural England and the Countryside & Higher-Level Stewardship Schemes, helping landowners gain environmental benefit from their land. He has designed nature trails for several local schools and charities.
Adrian has published academic papers at the International Association of Landscape Ecology and British Ecological Society, and British Geographical Society, and writes a regular monthly article for vibrant regional magazine, The Mendip Times. His first book, 8 Wild Walks, was commissioned by the Mendip Hills AONB. He is a member of the Forager’s Association and an elected Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society.
In addition to group events and activities, Adrian runs seasonal wild food forays, teaches wild food cookery, runs professional development courses, and continues to research and write.