A well-known warden at RSPB Leighton Moss is set to retire after 50 years’ involvement with the country’s largest nature conservation charity.
David Mower, the warden at RSPB Leighton Moss and Morecambe Bay nature reserve, will mark 50 years with the RSPB in the same year as the Silverdale reserve celebrates its 50th anniversary.
David Mower said: “It has been a privilege to work for such a wonderful organisation that achieves so much for wildlife as the RSPB.
“During my career, I have seen it grow from a small society to the UK’s largest nature conservation charity. With the struggles facing the environment today, it is more important than ever that wildlife receives such support, and I am proud to have been able to contribute to the fight to save it.”
Robin Horner, site manager at RSPB Leighton Moss, said: “David’s working life has been devoted to the creation and management of homes for nature. He is an expert in the requirements of reedbed and the wildlife that lives within it and has been instrumental in not only managing Leighton Moss, but also the development of new reedbed sites around Arnside and Silverdale.”