YSG Field Work Day March 2023April 2, 2023
YSG & Green Lancaster Field Day June 2023June 17, 2023
For this two day camping residential we focused on finding out more about conservation grazing with a trip to meet Sally Hampsell and some of her red poll cows at Hutton Roof; increasing the biodiversity at WGP by digging a pond on the western pasture, learning about small mammals and bats with a survery run by John Martin from Cumbria Mammals, checking our moth traps and amphibian/reptile felts with Matt Carr from CARG and did some good forward planning.
In between we had a wild, soggy camp out and ate a lot of chips, sausages and peanut butter!
Mud, mud, glorious mud!! It’s a good pond, though 🙂 The cows were very friendly and the field mouse we trapped was supper wriggly !!
We found some amazing wood ant nests at Hutton Roof and a very smelly pool with lots of newts!