Published April 2015
A3 fold out map
Author – Phillip Cribb
Illustrator – Alban Low
“Sunbury Park is rich in wildlife – trees, shrubs, herbs, birds, animals and insects. This map can be used as a nature trail and concentrates on the fine trees of the park.”
Phillip Cribb, 18th February 2015.
Phillip Cribb went to school at Gunnersbury in Chiswick and was further educated at the Universities of Cambridge and Birmingham. He is a co-founder and the current president of the Spelthorne Natural History Society which is approaching its 40th anniversary in 2016.
Since 1974 he has worked at the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew. He retired from the staff as deputy keeper of Kew’s world-renowned Herbarium in 2006 and is now an honorary research fellow there. He has specialised at Kew in researching the systematics and evolution of orchids, one of the largest families of flowering plants, an occupation that has taken him around the world on many botanical expeditions. He was chair of IUCN’s Orchid Specialist Group and is a trustee of Orchid Conservation International, both organisations concerned with protecting the world’s wild orchids. For many years, he was also a trustee of the Gilbert White and Oates Museum at Selborne. Phillip has lived in the area since 1956 and in Sunbury since 1972 and has taken a long-term interest in the borough’s wildlife.
This map was first exhibited at the Sunbury Embroidery Gallery in April 2015. http://www.sunburyembroidery.co.uk Thank you to everyone at the gallery and Spelthorne Borough Council for your encouragement and support