Graham Williams has done more for the acquisition and management of land for wildlife than any other person in Wales. For 26 years, he oversaw the acquisition and management of RSPB Cymru’s nature reserves in Wales. These have matured into some of our most precious habitats, safeguarded for generations to come. His knowledge of bird identification led to his membership of the British Birds Rarities Committee and he was one of the authors of the seminal Birds in Wales. Most importantly to WOS, he edited our journal for many years, has been a WOS member since its inception, and chaired the Society in the early 1990s.