Max Anderson currently works for Butterfly Conservation as a landscape officer in the Southwest of England, where he manages six reserves and works closely with other organisations and landowners to conserve some of the UK’s more threatened species on a landscape scale.

He recently completed his PhD at the University of Sussex, which focussed on understanding how livestock farming systems impact bats and their invertebrate prey, including some work revealing the importance of moths as important nocturnal pollinators.

Max spends a lot of his spare time monitoring and studying butterflies to learn more about their behaviour and ecology, with a particular interest in Lycaenids and non-adult life stages.

In the past few years, Max had spent time exploring butterflies in southern Spain, Corfu, northern Italy, Zambia and Ecuador, as well as co-leading his first Greenwings tour to Northern and Central Spain in 2024.