About Me

Peter AlfreyPeter has been interested in wildlife from an early age which kept him out of trouble. He studied environmental sciences at Plymouth University and was awarded the University Book Seller Prize for best dissertation in 1995. He went on to study for a Masters at Exeter University and finally got a proper job, aged 27, working in mine and quarry restoration.

Discovering that the real world meant little time to pursue fascinating but fiscally profitless activities, led Peter to declare himself self employed. He then went on to set up, with his brother Steve, an environmental management business and decided to use the profits from this for exploration/research and conservation projects. Soon the business became successful (recently won an award for environmental excellence) and Peter is now involved in conservation and research at both his local patch at Beddington Farmlands and his foreign patch the Azores. Peter is a regular contributor to the leading European birding periodicals and other nature media and is also is a member of the rarities committee for Portugal's Birdlife International Partner SPEA. Locally Peter is on the Local Authority Environment Development Group and Press of Publicity Officer for the Beddington Farmlands Bird Group and has recently published 'The Birds of Beddington Farmlands'.

Peter also enjoys playing guitar and writing music and is involved in local environmentally themed musical/art projects www.littleooakgroup.com.