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Susanna O’Neill

Susanna O’Neill
Originally from Hull, Susie has spent many years living in various parts of the British Isles, and is now settled on the East Coast, close to her main place of work, Bempton Cliffs. Having worked for the RSPB over the past four years, and so closely with the team at Bempton, she has been afforded enviable opportunities of rare sightings, and the work has enhanced both the skills and the passion she already held regarding wildlife and the natural world. Previously a teacher, Susie has always encouraged youngsters to experience the marvels of nature first hand, and recently she has been involved in leading nature walks, which reflect her love of and enthusiasm for the outdoors and goes some way to meeting the responsibility she feels to enthuse and inform the next generation. She has spent years volunteering for nature in different capacities; working within conservation projects for the TVC or the WorkAway programme, seabird monitoring, aiding with amphibian surveys and helping with the North Yorkshire Moors Turtle Dove Programme, as well as promoting sustainable and ethical living during the years she owned her Scarborough restaurant, Le Chat Noir. An author of four published books, Susanna's other main passion in life is writing and she is contributing to the Yorkshire Coast Nature team via a series of Wildlife Encounter blogs, which recount some of her own experiences and observations on the natural world, both surrounding this fascinating part of Yorkshire and further afield