My name is Simon Braidman and I am the co -founder of Harrow Nature Heroes. I have spent my whole life fascinated by local wildlife. I started to birdwatch when I was a kid. I used to watch birds come and drink and bathe in a local river in Harrow.
My favourite place in the world is Stanmore Common Local Nature Reserve for which I am the site manager. I am part of a team of five wardens who work very hard to maintain the habitats of this wonderful wildlife haven which has bats and badgers, mice and millipedes.
I was a scientist and I have moved from Chemistry into environmental education, working for 6 years as an Outdoor Education Ranger for Hounslow Council where I ran school visits and guided walks in that borough’s open spaces and nature reserves.
That is why Caroline and I are proud to have formed Harrow Nature Heroes and made it a success.
My name is Caroline Nathanson. I am passionate about nature and doing my bit for saving the planet. I believe that being in nature is essential for positive mental wellbeing for all of us.
I am Level 3 Forest School trained and have worked in nature since leaving teaching in 2016. I am now developing Harrow Nature Heroes and work as part of the team at Forever Green Forest School in schools in Hillingdon and Harrow.
I was a primary school teacher for 28 years, mostly working in Reception and Nursery classes. I am also first aid trained.
What I enjoy most in the world is being outside in green space and connected to trees.