Hello. As I have come to the end of my placement, I thought it would be nice to reflect on my experiences and what I have gained from my time working with the Carbon Landscape.
Since my last monthly news post I have been mainly working on my placement assignments for my university.
I have still been able to go on various site visits and develop my surveying skills over the summer months. I have been out surveying for Bog Bush crickets, and Willow tit habitat. I have also been able to help with a Bioblitz, which is an event where we surveyed as many species as we could. This involved small mammal surveys, bird surveys and moth surveys. It is vital that we are able to survey species and environments so we can understand them more and how to help conserve them in the future.
I have also been able to continue my work with the Lancashire Wildlife trust Youth Council. As a group we have been on several site visits to Brockholes and Lunt Meadows. These have been great as we have been able to explore these important sites and meet up to plan out how we will continue with out peat free campaign and more campaigns in the future. I have also been able to have more meetings with the Friends of Chat moss group. I have been able to work collaboratively across these groups to help organise the social media posts for International Bog Day. It was great fun filming videos and coming up with ideas for these posts and coming together to help promote the importance of our peatland bogs.
I have been able to lead more work parties on New Moss wood which have been great to develop my leadership and team working skills. I was able to visit new mossland sites and speak to contractors about ongoing restoration works and future planned works across the Carbon Landscape.
Carrying on from this placement, I am going back to University to finish off my degree. I will be able to continue my work with the youth council and continuing my work with the Friends of Chat moss group also. I hope to attend some more volunteering days and use my practical skills where I can.
Overall I have thoroughly enjoyed my time working with the Carbon Landscape. I have been able to work with so many amazing people within the core team and other organisations across Lancashire. I have learned and grown through all of my amazing experiences, and I cannot wait to go into a career in the green sector and put these new skills into practice.