Starting last Monday I joined the ranger team at Lulworth Cove, on the western edge of the Purbeck peninsula. Alongside my colleague Natalie we make up this season's field surveyor team; our job basically being to go out and monitor the rare flora and fauna that thrive on the vast amount of lush coastal grassland, south-facing cliff slope, heathland and deciduous woodland owned by Lulworth Estate. Tough job eh?
It's only a temporary thing and I'll be back to square one once the summer ends, but that's a worry for another day. I feel extremely lucky to have found such an opportunity that allows me to live and work in such a beautiful location, and I intend to make the most of it whilst I'm here! Check back here for an update soon or follow my happenings over on the Twittersphere.
Early Spider Orchid