Category Archives: Sally at work

Hunting for Spring

I, Sally, am trying to finish off some habitat survey work to meet Natural England submission deadlines.  It hasn’t been easy so far this year with lots of snow covering everything.  Today I returned to an area I surveyed about … Continue reading

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Checking sheep and flowers

We are in charge of the Flexigraze stock at Whittle Dene and Prestwick Carr over the Easter break.  Fortunately we also have Jess for her holidays.  It is a shame we don’t know how to work her but after a … Continue reading

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Geese – good or bad

On a beautifully clear, crisp morning I went on a farm visit with a bird expert from the RSPB to look for wintering geese.  I am contracted by the farmer to produce a Farm Environment Plan (FEP) for his land … Continue reading

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Ice heralds autumn

Morning frosts this week have firmly indicated the arrival of autumn.  A few days ago a trip to Prestwick Carr was needed to check on the flexigraze livestock there; the sheep were waiting for it to be dry enough to … Continue reading

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A Day in Hadrian’s Wall country

Yesterday Sally was lucky enough to enjoy a sunny day out collecting survey data for a farm survey in the centre of Hadrian’s Wall country.  The cuesta landscape of scarp and dip slopes in this area is amazing and it … Continue reading

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Distractions up the North Tyne

Yesterday Sally spent the day up the North Tyne area working on farm surveys.  It was a beautiful day and there were many lichens to distract me from the main job in hand, habitat mapping.  Today I have spent an … Continue reading

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Lichens and levelling

It was a trip down memory lane for Sally today, undertaking some land surveying.  Duncan required some heights for a project to install a disabled access ramp to a proposed viewing platform at Prestwick Carr.  The proposal has yet to … Continue reading

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