I am Sarah Horton, creator of the Monkey Map project. As of May 2016, my work here at Monkey Map is done.
My own modest plot of earth is a calm urban space which I have created at my allotment in Liverpool – Plot 44, Greenbank Allotments. I’ve gardened here since 2001, tending and enjoying nature and also sitting and making meals around a fire. I grow mostly ornamental plants and trees that interest me. I have a particular interest in southern hemisphere plants and enjoy finding what will grow in the gulf stream enchanced climate of Liverpool, but have been challenged by increasing cold winters and heavy rainfall. I am qualified with my RHS Certificate of Horticulture and lots of my knowledge is self-taught.
I enjoy walking and like nothing more than spending a day observing nature, and can often be found with my head in Francis Rose’s wildflower guide. I also make renowned quiches, jam tarts, and lemon curd and marmalade.
I am self-employed and work as an independent funeral celebrant, working in and around Liverpool creating individual funeral services, which I find hugely rewarding. And I am the partner of Ronnie Hughes, who writes passionately and lovingly about life in and around Liverpool on his blog a sense of place.
On the Monkey Map, trees have been catalogued by the postcode area where they are found in the UK, and by country internationally. Trees are found by me, and also increasingly by a number of other enthusiasts and ‘Agents’ across the UK, and the world, who send me details of their findings. Many of these are Twitter friends who have contributed their sightings of monkeys to our growing catalogue. Most monkeys are in the UK, but we even have some international monkeys as well. Thanks everyone for your contributions.
I am no longer cataloguing Submissions to the Monkey Map. Thank you for your interest.