Matt Phelps

Ecology groundsman

“My first experience of Clandon Wood was attending a funeral in 2016 having previously heard many positive things about the place from a fellow butterfly enthusiast. As a very keen amateur naturalist I was drawn to the ethos of funerals in a nature reserve setting – in a sense new life coming from death. Having worked in countryside management and horticulture for many years I jumped at the chance to join the team nurturing this very special place.”