Roy Leverton

Roy Leverton

Roy Leverton was born and brought up in Salford, Lancashire. In spite of these unpromising surroundings he was interested in natural history from an early age, and particularly in moths. To further his obsession he moved to Brighton to study at the University of Sussex, and gained a Geography degree in 1967. After remaining in the overcrowded south until 1989, he then relocated with his family to Scotland, and now lives on a 35 acre croft with his wife Laurie, sons David and James, two horses and assorted livestock. He actively manages half his land for its wildlife, including 8 species of orchids, breeding Grasshopper Warblers and an ever increasing list of moths.Always an enthusiastic amateur, Roy has been an active member of various conservation organisations both in Sussex and Scotland. He held a ringing permit for 25 years, specialising in migrant thrushes including Ring Ouzels, and spent 12 years as a voluntary warden for English Nature on a chalk downland reserve on the outskirts of Brighton. He is presently Lepidoptera recorder for Banffshire.After collecting moths as a boy, Roy later took up photography as a kinder alternative. He provided the photographs for The Natural History of Moths by Mark Young. Although he has published many articles in scientific journals over the years, this is his first book.

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