This page gives a little info about the committee of the North Wales Little Tern Group and the staff wardens who work at the site over the summer. It must be mentioned that many other staff from Denbighshire Countryside Services and volunteers from all over North Wales and beyond give up their time to help out at the site and the success of the NWLTG is a on the back of all this involvement as a collective.
Credit: Laurence Clark
Iolo Williams Patron
"My association with Wales' only little tern colony at Gronant goes back to my RSPB days in the mid-1980's and I have fond memories of helping to warden these charismatic birds during rain and shine. Under the guidance of NWLTG, the colony has gone from strength to strength and I am pleased to add my name to the army of volunteers and paid staff who are working so hard to safeguard the little tern's future in Wales."
Adrian Hibbert Chairman
Has been involved with the Gronant little tern colony since 2005. Former Countryside Ranger for Denbighshire County Council Countryside Services. Previous experience as a tern warden with North Wales Wildlife Trust at Cemlyn, Anglesey. Set up the NWLTG in 2016 with Patrick and Chris.
Patrick Kelly Treasurer
Retired Electrical Engineer Former Volunteer Reserve Assistant at RSPB Conwy Volunteer Warden with the North Wales Little Tern Group Keen runner
Christine Maresma Pares Membership Secretary
Tony Waller Meetings Secretary
Peter Jones Funding
Retired in 2017 after over 35 years working as a solicitor in private practice and as a Crown Prosecutor. Volunteer with North Wales Little Tern Group, Denbighshire Countryside Service, Clwydian Range & Dee Valley AONB, North Wales Wildlife Trust and BTO. Interests include bird watching, wildlife in general, hill and coastal walking and cricket.
Henry Cook Media officer
EU LIFE+ people engagement officer in 2018 and warden in the 2016 and 2017 seasons. Now works for the North Wales Wildlife Trust.
Sasha Taylor Warden in 2017 and 2018
I studied biology at the University of Gloucestershire, based in Cheltenham. After completing a number of fieldwork projects, spanning from the Cotswolds to as far as the Mankwe game reserve in South Africa, I couldn't wait to get involved in a local conservation project and really help to make a difference to these incredible birds. Being a little tern warden is proving to be an amazing experience, you really do get close to and feel responsible for the birds, and I know without a doubt that it is an opportunity that i will treasure and never forget.