Anneliese ran theBigBuzz, which promotes sustainability through creativity, and learning through laughter, rhythm and rhyme. She lived within a mile or two of the St Nicks site for most of her life. Her links with St Nicks went back to 2007, when York Rotters began commissioning work from Anneliese. She wrote Compost! The (mini-)Musical for them, which members of Rotters used to teach over 1,000 children and adults across York and beyond. The musical went on to win York Rotters the 2011 Garden Organic National Masters Innovation Award.
Her book Buzzing! (Discover the poetry in garden minibeasts) was shortlisted for the 2013 Royal Society Young People’s Book Prize and is a National Insect Week recommended book. It includes poems inspired by minibeast photos she took at St Nicks.
She was involved in organising a wide variety of events at St Nicks, ranging from photography workshops through a Moth Day to poetry writing activities. Events she had attended included a spider workshop, OPAL training, pond dipping and Give or Take Days.