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1984 Sue Townsend, Shropshire - FSC Preston Montford

From first wanting to learn how to identify yellow dandelion-like plants to working as Biodiversity Learning Manager and the exciting role of managing biodiversity initiatives such as the Biodiversity Fellowship for the FSC.

I was a young field tutor at a non-FSC centre in the Lake District and was worried that I couldn't identify those difficult yellow dandelion-like plants and didn't know a Hawkbit from a Cat's Ear!! I was advised to go on an FSC identification training course and was lucky enough to choose Preston Montford and my tutor was the late Franklyn Perring. Wonderful. I now work for the FSC having joined as a employee in 1988, managed Preston Montford from 1994 to 2011 and still work in Head Office.