I’m Sarah the latest volunteer ranger to arrive at the Morwenstow to Boscastle team.
I graduated from Plymouth University this summer with a degree in geography. Until nearly two weeks ago I was a volunteer at Hengistbury Head nature reserve close (ish) to where I live in Dorset. I really enjoyed this and decided to apply for a full time volunteer post in this beautiful part of Cornwall. I am particularly interested in the use of grazing within habitat management and a large part of my final year was based around my dissertation on the role of rare breeds within conservation sites in Dorset.
Just in these two weeks I have learnt so many new skills and really got a feel for the huge variety of work involved as a ranger and hope that I can eventually apply these to a career in the conservation sector.
I had great fun cutting back scrub with the conservation volunteer group last Sunday in Boscastle and made full use of the farm shop at the end of the day by having the largest hot chocolate going!
I have also been helping with repairs to the steps at St Gennys, beach cleans at Sandymouth and the building of five kissing gates, one of which I am proudly standing next to in this photo!
Look forward to seeing you out and about,