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Forty years at Rutland - Part Two | Tim Appleton MBE

In Sept 2016 Leicestershire and Rutland Wildlife Trust announced that it was looking for a new manager for its Rutland Water Nature Reserve. The announcement said that, “The current Reserve Manager, Tim Appleton MBE, is stepping down after more than 40 very successful years in post. Going forward, Tim will be employed with a specific focus on developing Birdfair, a major event he co-founded 30 years ago which is held annually every August at the nature reserve." For many birdwatchers and conservationists this was the ending of an era. In this second episode of a two-part podcast Charlie Moores talks with Tim Appleton about Birdfair past and present, raising huge amounts of money for conservation, the debt he owes to volunteers, and what comes next...