This month I have started the field surveys for the project I talked about in my last post. The site is up near Corney Fell and I’m really enjoying exploring an area I’ve never visited before as well as investigating the condition of the peatlands up there. Despite the weather being lovely most of the month, I have managed to time every survey very badly so far and always come back very damp! The field surveys cover quite a large area so it may take a while to get them all finished, but it’s lovely to have a reason to be out in the fells so regularly.
Earlier in the month the marine trainees were kind enough to let me come out with them on a seal survey - something I have never done before. We were recording the number and behaviour of seals and had to creep up over the shingle very quietly so as not to disturb them. It was fantastic to be so close to them and although I probably wasn’t very helpful with the actual surveying, I really enjoyed the experience and hope I can go again soon.