Charlbury Garden Society

Gardening for Wildlife, talk by John Tyler

Zoom Talk by John Tyler, former Wildlife Warden and former Fellow of the Royal Entomological Society

20 Jan 2022 7:30 p.m.

John has always been fascinated by wildlife. Having studied Zoology and Conservation at university, he worked with the Ecological Parks Trust (now the Trust for Urban Ecology), creating and managing urban nature reserves so that children could learn about nature at first hand.

After a four year stint in London he spent the next 22 years as the Warden of the Sevenoaks Reserve in Kent, a string of flooded gravel pit lakes fringed by woodland and managed by a small independent charity.

Here he was given a more or less free hand to develop the reserve, from the initial surveys of plants, fungi and animals, through drawing up a management plan, to the nitty-gritty of digging ponds, building islands, laying out a nature trail and guiding school groups.

Currently John helps as a volunteer on some of the local reserves managed by the Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire Wildlife Trust.

Although he enjoys all aspects of the countryside he has a particular fondness for insects, is a former Fellow of the Royal Entomological Society and has for many years studied glow-worms.


This talk will be held on Zoom and will be free to all current members.

An email containing the Zoom link will be sent to all current members a few days before the event. There is no need to register beforehand.

If you are not a member currently and haven't yet renewed your membership, see our membership page for information about how to join/renew.