Huntingdon Local Group - Lazy circles in the sky

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"Lazy Circles in the Sky” (A life-time in conservation)

Location: Brampton Memorial Centre, Thrapston Road, Brampton, Cambridgeshire, PE28 4TB
'Ranger Jim' has worked in conservation in many parts of the world, but is known locally as the senior ranger for HDC - mainly at Paxton Pits. He will give an entertaining talk about his career.

Event details


7.30pm to 9.00pm
A static map of "Lazy Circles in the Sky” (A life-time in conservation)

About the event

In Jim's own words: "I can’t say I planned my life to be the way it has been; like the midden outside the cowshed, I just fell into it.   Most of the jobs I have enjoyed did not exist when I was leaving school. They wanted me to be a policeman but I became a teacher of environmental studies.  My first conservation job was as education officer to the Wildfowl Trust, then posts with the RSPB and BirdLife International that took me round the World.  I had adventures and misadventures.  Eventually I decided to go back to reserve work at Paxton Pits where, at the age of 68, I’m now working part time.  A few years ago I won the BBC Wildlife Magazine Nature Writer of the Year award and the prize I chose was two weeks in Arctic Norway chasing sperm whales around. That was a bit different!"


Phone number

01480 457795


£2.50 (Accompanied children FREE)

Additional booking information

No need to book

Suitable for

Families, Children, Adults, Experts, Beginners

Know before you go


No dogs permitted


Suitable for people with limited mobility

Wheelchair access

Suitable for wheelchair users

Hearing loop


Parking information

Ample parking



Contact us

Tim Fryer
Contact number: 01480 457795
Contact email:

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