A photograph showing a woodland carpeted with bluebells, a site loved by Michael Anthony Stone.

In Loving Memory

Michael Anthony Stone RIP 1945-2023

Michael Anthony Stone was a much-travelled man, having originally trained as a forester in the 1960’s, Michael found himself working not only in Britain but also as a volunteer in Tanzania and Nicaragua. Following a successful career in forestry he then went on to chicken and pig farming in the USA. In 2019 Michael returned to Britain and settled here in Lancashire.

From the early days of his Forestry Commission work in the Forest of Dean, to sitting amongst the bluebells in Witton Park, it was clear that whenever he was surrounded by trees he was once again in his element. Michael remained fascinated by woodlands and loved to share images of curious sightings of fungi, flowers, birds, and animals.

Throughout his life Michael’s passion for nature and conservation never abated. He never lost his interest and love of trees and in his memory his family wish to raise money for the Ribble Rivers Trust’s woodland creation, which is aiming to increase the woodland in this area.

If you wish to contribute you can do so below. All the money raised will go towards woodland creation.