Remembering a loved one

Welcome to BTO’s Remembrance Page - a special place where we invite family and friends to celebrate the lives of loved ones, their love for birds and the natural world. Share a photo, a birdwatching memory or a special story as a lasting tribute.

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Mavis Jones

Her children and their partners: Kevin, Hao, Ellie and John

Mavis joined BTO in 1988. Her love of birds stemmed from walks with her dad and she always had binoculars close by. She taught and loved travel, going on a 1950's school exchange to New Zealand. She and her husband Douglas encouraged younger generations in nature and science and were immensely proud when their son Kevin became a Professor of Environmental Science. In retirement they birdwatched in the UK, Europe and beyond. At home, as a BTO Garden BirdWatcher, she submitted 8827 sightings.

Mavis Jones