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Tour Leader: Alan Outen

Naturetrek tour leader – Alan OutenAlan graduated in Zoology and Botany and is a mine of information on all aspects of natural history. A school teacher for 18 years, Alan then worked for eight years as an ecologist at Hertfordshire County Council's Environmental Records Centre; he is now retired. He also runs adult education courses in natural history and is in great demand both as a lecturer and experienced field botanist. Alan has botanised in many European countries and is an enthusiastic photographer, with a great many photographic and written publications to his credit. He is an active member of several national societies, including the Botanical Society of the British Isles, the British Mycological Society, the British Bryological Society and the British Pteridological Society. Alan has been leading tours for Naturetrek since 1993.