The most significant thing to happen during March was that I finally managed to finish off my mire surveys of the Black Beck catchment after bad weather slowed me down before Christmas. It is a huge relief to have all of the data collected and it now means I can get on with writing the report although I will miss being out on the fells so much. Report writing is something I’ve never done before but is a very useful skill to have in nature conservation. I managed to time the last few days so that I had some lovely weather and felt really proud when I recorded my last point! The report needs to be finished and sent to the Environment Agency in a few months and it will be interesting to see what the outcome is.
Another thing I managed to get completed this month was my college qualification. I have now finished my Level 3 diploma in Environmental Conservation and it just needs to be externally verified. It was an even bigger relief to get this finished as it involved quite a lot of written work!