An insight into the work of an Apprentice Conservation Officer.
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My name is Jenny and I have just finished my second year at Durham University studying Biological Sciences. I am doing a summer placement with Cumbria Wildlife Trust, based at Eycott Hill Nature…
Recently I joined Paul Nichol of Cumbria Fungi Group and several enthusiastic fungi foragers to learn about marvellous mushroom and terrific toadstools.
On the 8th August Nigel Voaden introduced us to moth identification, and how we could begin to tell kittens from pugs, and tigers from hawks!
After a superb day teaching us how to identify grasses John O’Reilly of Ptyxis Ecology returned to test our brains with his knowledge of sedges.
On the 6th July a group went on to Eycott Hill Nature Reserve following the very knowledgeable John O’Reilly of Ptyxis Ecology in search of grasses to identify.