Meet the team! We take pride in only using tour leaders who not only know their wildlife, but are friendly, organised, and good communicators. We look forward to you joining us on a tour someday soon.

In the past decade David has devoted his life to butterflies - sharing them with guests, but also working proactively on the committee of the European Butterfly Group, and (until recently) as an identification consultant on the UK Butterflies website.

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Jon is a natural history writer, photographer and experienced wildlife tour leader based in the Shetland Isles, but with strong links in Europe and the Americas that see him travelling widely in search of memorable wildlife encounters.

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Pau, from Gandia in Spain, has a lifelong interest in wildlife. He’s a professional ornithologist and wildlife guide, but finds time to work as a professor at the Universitat Politècnica de València, teaching Zoology and Wildlife Management.

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Paul’s been passionate about nature and the environment all his life. In his early teenage years, this began with birdlife, learning most UK bird songs, helping him to identify the last ever breeding Turtle Doves in his home county, Cheshire.

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For as long as he can remember, David has been passionate about birds and wildlife. This has led to a varied career in conservation, mainly working for the RSPB, and leading wildlife tours in Europe and beyond.

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Richard is a father of three, botanist, photographer and wildlife tour guide based near the South Lakes. His particular interest is in orchids, and this has led him to develop an expertise in the species of Britain and Europe.

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An experienced tour leader, János is an ecology graduate from the University of Debrecen. A lifelong birder, he maintains a keen interest in other varied aspects of the natural world, including butterflies.

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An Irishman, but one born and grown up in Malaysia, living alongside virgin rainforest in Malaysia gave Michael a lifelong interest in entomology and the diversity and beauty of butterflies.

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Emmanuelle is a keen naturalist and former ranger for the National Trust, with a particular interest in butterflies and birds, and wildlife photography in general. She also plays a mean game of petanque!

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Sarah is a professional garden and plant photographer, her career spanning 20 years has taken her across the UK, Europe and the Americas, working with world class magazines and publishers.

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Juan Pablo is a biologist with an MSc in Conservation Biology. He has a particular interest in Iberian butterflies, and also enjoys photography and hiking - often all three interests coincide!

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Peter has lived in the Pyrenees for 33 years, where he leads history, natural history and gentle walking holidays for the inquisitive from the beautiful Casa Sarasa guesthouse.

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With a heart for the conservation of biodiversity and a wonder of the beauty and functioning of the natural world, Esther has been working as an ecologist in the UK for the past 25 years

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One of Italy’s foremost naturalists, Andrea lives on his native Sicily, but travels widely for work throughout Italy, Europe and beyond.

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Martin is a zoologist by training and an enthusiastic, all-round field naturalist who spends as much of his time as he can outdoors in UK and abroad, studying birds, mammals and plants, but especially butterflies and moths.

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Based in southwest England, David has been a lifelong naturalist and worked as a freelance survey entomologist for more than 35 years.

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An award-winning macro photographer, Paul is also a qualified marine and freshwater ecologist, and an ambassador for invertebrate conservation charity Buglife.

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Since childhood, Lee has always had an interest and passion for the natural world. This fascination has led him to wildlife photography, and to specialise in macro photography.

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