A feature where we spend 60 seconds getting to know one of our Yorkshire Wildlife Trust team, what they do, what inspires them and other little bits. Enjoy!
Can you tell us what you do for the Wildlife Trust?
I’m the Project Coordinator for the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust part of Nature Friendly Schools. It’s a government funded project to train and support teachers with outdoor learning and create wildlife friendly school grounds.
Are you able to tell us of your next exciting project?
Nature Friendly Schools has only just started so there’s nothing in the pipeline yet! However, I do love connecting people with wildlife and seeing the awe and wonder in their faces. Hopefully, I will get to continue this work with Yorkshire Wildlife Trust after Nature Friendly Schools.
Do you have a favourite species?
Oooooh, this is a tricky one! I don’t think I can pick! Banded Demoiselles. They are so beautiful, yet feisty and majestic. There’s so many at Potteric Carr, you do get a bit spoilt.
What motivates you inspires you to work for Yorkshire Wildlife Trust?
I have always loved wildlife and working here is my dream job. I help wildlife to flourish as well as inspiring the public! I also learn something new everyday which is just amazing. My colleagues are so inspiring and knowledgeable and they are also great friends. What more could anyone want?!
Favourite moment working for the Wildlife Trust?
Gosh, another tricky question! For me it’s when people who are not enthusiastic about wildlife all of a sudden have a wildlife epiphany. They want to learn more, see more, do more. I was working with a young person who did not, under any circumstances, want to go on the trip to Spurn Point. When we got there I lent them my binoculars and they could believe all the different birds they could see and then they saw a seal for the first time in their life! Magic!
What did you last buy in our Wildlife Trust shop?
I was lucky enough to nip into the office when the online shop was reopened to see the team and picked up some fatballs, seed and a new feeder. The birds can’t get enough of them!