David Kilner
Polli:Nation Project Officer

“I have been involved in a variety of LtL projects all essentially helping to inspire, guide and deliver outdoor education and improvements to outdoor spaces…”

About David

When did you start working for LtL and what does your job involve?

I started at LtL in Spring 2015 (?! Start of pollination delivery).

I have been involved in a variety of LtL projects all essentially helping to inspire, guide and deliver outdoor education and improvements to outdoor spaces for schools, for communities and for wildlife.
I have worked on the award winning Pollination project, Fruitfull Communities project and School Nature grants.

The 3 experiences that have best equipped you for this role?

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My eyes were held wide open spotting peregrine falcons as a child, dormice pictures adorned my bedroom walls. My fascination with the living world has continued well in to adulthood. Nature fills me with awe and wonder –summers spent chasing solitary bees, Autumns immersed in autumnal woodland bursting with fungi.

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5 years as a tutor for the Field Studies Council educating and engaging young people in the natural world, 5 years creating and working on community gardens and developing health and wellbeing initiatives in Wales based around contact with nature – seeing first hand the impact nature and understanding nature can have on individuals.

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I am a member of the Brecon Mountain Rescue team, an avid climber and mountaineer and cherish the moments of freedom and exploration these hobbies give me.

David’s LtL Experience

What has been your best day at LtL and why?

Walking in to Trythall Community school to see parents, governors, three different Women’s Institute groups and all their banners campaigning their local MP to protect their wildlife and support sustainable futures for them all. Breath-taking work by the children and an incredible experience to see the power of individuals.

Why an autumnal leaf?

Trees are majestic, powerful and grounding – go in to a forest and look for the sentinel trees – trees that have stood for hundreds of years nourishing the landscape, defining it. As the deciduous trees drop their leaves they remain strong as they prepare to sleep through the winter their red flecked, ochre tinged leaves a gentle reminder of the world we share.

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