About Us

Anna Guerin & Edwin Malins

With over 10 years of experience between them, Anna and Edwin established Brimstones in 2022 in order to share their knowledge and skills in enhancing natural spaces and engaging people with wildlife.

Anna Guerin

Anna is a former nature reserves officer for London Wildlife Trust where she formed part of the delivery team for the Brilliant Butterflies project. This role involved practical conservation on chalk grassland meadows, coordinating and running volunteer sessions, as well as organising and delivering a programme of community engagement events.

Prior to this, Anna worked in primary education for over 10 years, including in leadership roles. Throughout her teaching career she was involved in the creation and delivery of engaging lessons across the curriculum and initiated the inclusion of Forest School and outdoor learning. Anna retrained in Countryside Management before starting at London Wildlife Trust.

Anna is an active Green Flag Award judge and is part of the steering committee for the London branch of Butterfly Conservation.

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Edwin Malins

Edwin is the former Head of Conservation at London Wildlife Trust, a role in which he oversaw the management of 36 nature reserves across London, as well as the development and delivery of collaborative projects with local councils in parks and nature reserves. 

Prior to this, Edwin worked on the Great North Wood project across five south London Boroughs to restore and engage people with fragmented remnants of an ancient woodland. He worked at Woodberry Wetlands in Hackney at the time of this new nature reserve being opened to the public in 2016, and was also formerly a warden at Greenham Common nature reserve in Berkshire. 

Edwin is an active Green Flag Award judge and sits on the Scientific Advisory Group to the South London Botanical Institute.

Recently we have been...

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Leading public guided walks attended by over 120 people
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Contributing to the habitat management of two chalk grassland SSSIs
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Monitoring 27 conservation projects on behalf of grant funders
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Installing a waymarking trail around a community nature reserve
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Creating a woodland interpretation trail
Creating 100m of security bunds at a nature reserve, seeded to benefit pollinators
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Delivering conservation training sessions to 15 trainees
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Writing an 8-page rewilding article for a wildlife magazine

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