THE BBC’S Countryfile came to Warrington in last night’s episode to meet ‘one of Britain’s most impressive conservationists’.

Countryfile presenter Matt Baker visited six-year-old Aneeshwar Kunchala in his Westbrook garden, where he was shown ‘where all the magic happens’.

Aneeshwar has been named both Young Scientific Explorer of the Year and Young Conservationist Climate Leader this year.

The St Philip’s Westbrook CE Primary School pupil was inspired to help the planet from just four years old after watching David Attenborough documentaries.




Aneeshwar showed Matt round his garden – showcasing a hedgehog den, plants, trees, and birdhouses and bird fees.

He said he has spotted many birds in his back garden, namely gold finches, green finches and sparrows.

Matt asked the youngster what his favourite animal was, to which he said: “I like all of them – but if you want me to choose one, the common king fisher.”

Aneeshwar also showed Matt his favourite area of the garden, which is the pond and told him about his dreams to become a ‘TV wildlife conservationist'.




He was also shown a special message from his ‘hero’ Steven Blackshaw who congratulated him on his recent award and told him he hopes to catch up in the future.

Matt said: “I have to keep reminding myself Aneeshwar that you are six years old, because I can’t believe the knowledge you have got.”

Anil, Aneeshwar’s dad, said: “Obviously, we converted this garden into more of a biodiversity garden.

“Now Aneeshwar says ‘this looks like a small garden, we need a bigger garden to get more wildlife in!”




The programme also visited St Philip’s Westbrook CE Primary School to highlight their new meadow strip and planting of trees, wildflowers and bulbs.

Aneeshwar was joined by his classmates where each child had written to earth as part of an initiative asking leaders at COP26 to protect the planet.

Matt added: “Protecting our planet is something that we can all do, no matter how old we are.”