Over the past week I have been involved in a variety of different tasks across the reserve. On Sunday we had the final Butterfly Net Workshop of the year with 6 fantastic nets being made, including one which managed to catch a beautiful common hawker dragonfly! So exciting!
The rest of the week has been practical tasks on the reserve including replacing fencing at the walled garden and repairing the precarious potholes at the end of the boardwalk. Keep an eye out for how smooth it now feels underfoot as you walk along the Clyde Walkway.
However my main task of the week is to let you know some big news. It is with a heavy heart and a big wave that I have to tell you all that I am going to be moving on to a brand new role from next week.
After a fantastic 4 and a half months here at Falls of Clyde I will be moving to the Glasgow Science Centre to get started as a Science Communicator. Whilst I am excited to get started, I will be sad to leave the reserve behind.
Over the time I’ve been here I have garnered a wealth of knowledge, seen some fantastic wildlife and most importantly met some incredibly people. From staff and volunteers to visiting members of the public, I haven’t had a bad word to say about anyone.
Laura, Andy and Adam have been a pleasure to work with. Laura is an exemplary leader, an extremely kind individual and a fantastic ranger. Adam is a master birder and all round naturalist who I know will go far in the conservation world, probably managing his own reserve one day. And Andy, the hippy of the ranger team, has been the team member I’ve spent most of my time with out on the reserve and I have learned a lot from him. Thanks to all of you for your generosity with your time and knowledge, I really do appreciate it.
It’s also worth mentioning reserves manager Steve who is one of the most knowledgeable people I’ve ever met, as well as one of the most genuinely nice guys I’ve had the pleasure of working with and learning from.
I guess what I am trying to say is that Falls of Clyde is an outstanding place to work and volunteer; the people are great, the wildlife is excellent, and the memories will last a lifetime. You should definitely consider getting involved.
Well that’s all from me for now. It’s definitely not goodbye, just see you later.
It’s been a pleasure, cheers.