As you may be aware, WTSWW take on one to two student placements each year from Cardiff University. We said goodbye to Kate (this years placement student) in August earlier this year and have welcomed Lily!
Lily Kindly wrote a bit about herself and what she'll be doing with us for this months e-news...
Hello, my name is Lily Ginns, I am the new placement student at WTSWW and I will be based at the Trust offices in Bridgend for the next 9 months. Originally from the Midlands I have always had a keen interest in wildlife, an interest that I have continued to explore through studying Biology at Cardiff University.
Now in my third year of studying I have come to the Trust as part of a professional training year in which I am given the opportunity to perform a research project. My project is still in its early planning stages, but I am hoping to investigate the habitat preference of adders and am excited to begin!
Alongside my research project I am also able to be involved in the day to day running and management of the reserves including coppicing and species surveying. This is a great experience and I am enjoying learning new skills and expanding my wildlife knowledge in the beautiful Welsh countryside. I’m delighted to be working with WTSWW and am looking forward to the year ahead!
Lily will be based at Parc Slip Nature Reserve but also cover surrounding WTSWW Reserves as well, such as Brynna Woods.