Harry’s love for nature arose as a result of an encounter with a pair of kestrels at the age of 14.

More about Harry

Harry was mobbed, mistaken for an abnormally large crow, and the experience left him in awe of the natural world. Harry completed a Diploma in Land and Wildlife at College, and created a grassroots conservation project Save The House Sparrow.

Harry expresses his passion through writing and has been published by the BBC and shared tips as part of our Story in Nature competition.

Connection with nature

Following Harry’s unexpected encounter with kestrels, he gained an almost obsession-like connection with nature, spending all his free time birdwatching and hiking. However, he describes this connection as a solitary love of those activities, and that since joining The Tree Council and meeting other like-minded people, his passion has been amplified exponentially.

Now Harry says, being able to advocate for nature publicly and discuss nature more widely, has led to it becoming a bigger part of his life, and his ties with nature and the outdoors have become omnipresent.

Benefits of being an ambassador:

  • Developing public speaking and presenting skills
  • Opportunities to learn from fellow ambassadors
  • Provides a springboard for dream career combining wildlife conservation and education



“Being a Force For Nature is to give a voice to those who aren’t heard, be that forests being consumed, people in urban areas unable to connect with nature, or the absent voices, of those who have lost their connection with nature.” – Harry.