Octavia Hopwood

biologist, adventurer and television presenter

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Growing up surrounded by the rugged Welsh landscape and its fascinating wildlife, Octavia was captivated by the natural world from an early age. Encouraged by her eager parents, she spent much of her childhood exploring the territory around her, sometimes getting into sticky situations just to capture or study a particular creepy crawlie.


Octavia studied microbiology and environmental science at Aberystwyth University, and having previously worked as an environment consultant, and through volunteering for many years with the RSPB and the Wildlife Trust, she has a wealth of hands-on experience in conservation and environmental management. With exptise in soil health and microbiology, Octavia is currently studying the beneficial use of soil organisms in growing plants, from horticulture and small scale gardening to conservation practices largescale agriculture.


Octavia first enterered the world of Media through her passion to inspire people, and she's always keen to explore new ways to get people involved in the natural world.



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