Tony Steer

Joined: May 13, 2015 Last Active: Jan 17, 2020

I've been interested in wildlife from a young age when I spent my time collecting insects with an old school friend in Exeter, Devon - mostly still a lovely, rural, part of England. Nevertheless, many of our old hunting grounds have now disappeared due to the relentless pressure of progress and population growth - mostly memories remain!
I moved to New Zealand in 2005 and enthusiastically joined the conservation community, initially participating as a volunteer on a variety of projects and later starting my own. I still retain my childhood fascination with insects but also broadened my interests to include all biodiversity making up native ecosystems.I have now returned to the UK living in a traditional cottage in a lovely rural hamlet near Tiverton in Devon. I am looking forward to imersing myself in local conservation activities and rekindling my interest in Devon's lepidoptera.

Please check out my guide to: Lepidoptera of the Coromandel PeninsulaThis guide aims to illustrate the diverse range of lepidoptera to be found across the Coromandel - for the most part typical of the Northern North Island fauna.The Coromandel Ecological Region is a peninsula, bounded by sea to the North, West and the East. It is divided into ecological districts each with distinct landscape characteristics. There are areas of high quality forest, regenerating native forest, diverse coast and marine areas. Specimens are taken from the author's reference collection

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