I am passionate about engaging people with wildlife and encouraging those who already have an interest, especially teenagers who I feel are often overlooked. I am proud to be the membership coordinator for A Focus on Nature, the youth conservation network in Britain.
I am also passionate about using social media to connect with people and share my enthusiasm for the natural world, my personal twitter account @RyanClarkNature has nearly 5000 followers, and I tweet about the wildlife I find, biological recording and my wildlife photography. I also post for the Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland and the Bees, Wasps and Ants Recording Society.
I have also spoken at conferences such as the National Biodiversity Network Conference on the above topics and led identification workshops and walks. None of this comes particularly naturally to me, but I do it because more people need to connect with the natural world in order to save it.