Pam’s interest in natural history goes back as far as she can remember. After gaining a degree in Botany & Zoology at Nottingham University she pursued a career in nature conservation, working for the RSPB, Rye Harbour Local Nature Reserve and the Dorset Wildlife Trust.
During this time she also used her natural artistic ability to illustrate a variety of leaflets and information panels for nature reserves and this led on to the production of bird models for use in educational displays at reserve visitor centres. Pam’s techniques of sculpture and model making are all self-taught.
In 1986 she and her husband, Richard Knight, moved to mid Wales where Richard took up the post of RSPB Warden at Carngafallt Reserve. Here they settled and raised their two daughters.
Pam & Richard bought and renovated an old farmhouse and out buildings, creating a nature reserve from their 10 acre land-holding. They also established “Kitewatchers Wildlife Breaks” their own business running wildlife holidays in the UK and letting out their self-catering holiday cottage.