My passion is connecting people with wildlife; I can think of no better place to do this than at the heart of the Kingcombe National Nature Reserve. Kingcombe is a true jewel – I'm currently sat writing from the boardwalk, enshrouded in the song of long-tailed tits, ripples of the Hooke, and the gentle humming of bumblebees on common lungwort.
My first week was packed, encompassing our fabulous Wild Paths Trainees’ residential. This outstanding initiative hosted by my colleague, Colleen, provides trainees with endless opportunities to develop their conservation skills. I spent Monday settling in and it was great to have our Chief Executive, Brian, on site to talk with the trainees about project management and discuss their exciting ideas for the future of Kingcombe.