A loving, lovely man, kind, gentle and unassuming. I owe Dick my conservation career and passion for our natural world. He selflessly guided me through my Dorset Heritage Cast “apprenticeship” and from there I had the confidence to go on. A priceless friend, he showed me wildlife I couldn’t see and shared his passion and knowledge, generously and enthusiastically. Basking in those joyous times. His spirit soars on the wings of the Southern Damselfly over Purbeck, a rare and wonderful being.