New President

The biologist, nature writer and campaigner, Dr Amy-Jane Beer is the new voluntary, honorary President of our charity.

North Yorkshire based Amy-Jane, has written more than 30 books about science and natural history including Cool Nature and A Tree a Day. She is also a Country Diarist for The Guardian newspaper, columnist for British Wildlife and a regular contributor to BBC Wildlife and Countryfile magazines.

Chair of Friends of the Dales, Bruce McLeod said, “Having Amy-Jane join our charity will help us further spread the word about our work to protect and improve the Dales for the generations to come. Amy-Jane’s love of the natural world is well known and we believe that her voice will enable us to reach a wider audience.”

Photo courtesy of Lyndon Smith