View from the shore of Malham Tarn

Autumn colours

Since my last blog I have been keeping very busy! Autumn is a busy season for the FSC, here at Malham Tarn we have had multiple A-level groups, GCSE groups, University groups and more. I have been supporting the tutors in grassland ecology field sessions, helping to learn about various surveys techniques, plant identification and more. This has really helped me to improve my own plant identification and each week I notice myself becoming more confident and remembering more and more plants. I have been given the opportunity to lead more groups through the peat bog, discussing with them how it is formed, succession and the important species it is home to.

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Field Council placement weeks three and five

Up on a hill in the Yorkshire Dales… I am feeling at home and enjoying every moment in this beautiful landscape, each day is a learning opportunity and a chance to appreciate what is around me. Driving here we passed rolling hills, cross-crossed with dry stone walls and speckled with various species of sheep and cow, including Yorkshires iconic Swaledale sheep, Dale’s shorthorn and Highland cows.

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woman giving cpr to a dummy

Starting my adventure – weeks one and two

Training weeks at FSC Millport

Arriving to the island of Great Cumbrae by the ferry and a short bus journey, with tall sandstone cliffs covered with ferns to the left and a calm Scottish sea channel to the right of me, brought me to my home away from home for the next two weeks. And with that I arrived at FSC Millport, greeted by the smiling staff and shown to my sea view room. Continue reading “Starting my adventure – weeks one and two”

Malham Tarn building

Accepted on a placement with Field Studies Council!

Hello, I’m Ella Scott and I am a third year student at University of Brighton, studying Ecology and Conservation. For my third year I have chosen to do a placement year and have been accepted and offered a placement with the field studies council, Field Studies Council (FSC) Malham Tarn in the Yorkshire Dales national park.  Continue reading “Accepted on a placement with Field Studies Council!”