Gwen Potter - Lead coast and countryside ranger

Gwen Potter, our lead coast and countryside ranger © Gwen Potter

Gwen Potter, our lead coast and countryside ranger

Name:
Gwen Potter
Job:
Lead Coast and Countryside Ranger
Location:
Mid and south east Wales

When it comes to the great outdoors Gwen Potter loves variety. Her career has seen her living on a windswept island in the Bristol Channel; abseiling, climbing and teaching archery in Norfolk and chasing ‘dancing, insane birds’ (black grouse) in Scotland.

Now she spends her time in mid and SE Wales putting her Wildlife Conservation and Management MSc to good use. With areas of expertise that include insects and minibeasts, birdsong, meadows and upland Gwen is ideally placed to care for her patch.

Gwen’s educational experience also helps as she shares her knowledge and enthusiasm with visitors of all ages. And she has appeared on local TV and radio.

She’s certainly well-travelled: 'I’ve lived in eleven different places in the last decade, across England, Scotland and Wales' she says 'but my favourite Trust place is right here in Wales - the coast from Newquay to Cwm Tydu. It’s intimate and huge at the same time, with endless variety, buzzing with life in the summer and then in winter you can almost hear all the wildlife sleeping and trees resting.'

You can follow Gwen on Twitter and on Facebook.

To get in touch with Gwen please contact our press office on 0844 800 4955.