Peter was born in Tavistock and has walked Dartmoor and the local area extensively from a young age – an early remembered experience was seeing the dam being built at Meldon Reservoir. He leads walks and talks for Devon Wildlife Trust (http://www.devonwildlifetrust.org) and undertakes practical volunteering on their reserves, and since 2001 has run a Bird Nest Box scheme of over 40 boxes in a wood in the Walkham Valley. He has been working in agriculture since leaving school and has a Level 1 qualification in deer management.
In his spare time he is usually out and about exploring the countryside, often at first and last light. He has been recording a nature diary since 1993. His years of experience have helped him develop excellent field craft skills and knowledge of wildlife which he is keen to share with others.