Alex and Verity have just completed their Reserves Training. We spoke to them about their experiences with the Trust.
What was your highlight in the past year?
Alex: There have been many highlights so I will have to pick three: Learning to use a chainsaw for woodland management, working with a great team and seeing Hertfordshire through the seasons.
Verity: How to choose, there are so many highlights! Broadly, my highlight has been how much I’ve learnt about wildlife and how to manage sites to help nature thrive. I’ve gained so many new skills and done things I never thought I’d be able to do (using a chainsaw!). I particularly enjoyed carrying out surveys (e.g. for water voles, birds and plants), learning how to ID new species and working in a wide range of habitats surrounded by wildlife. And of course all the people I’ve met and worked with along the way – my team and our volunteers are amazing and I’ve loved working with such kind and dedicated people.