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Adam Llewelyn

Hello, my name is Adam, and I am the Practical Conservation Trainee for East Mendip.

I have had a love for nature and wildlife all my life, which probably comes from growing up in the New Forest and spending most of my childhood playing in the woods and generally being muddy. For the past ten years I have been in a job I generally enjoyed but wasn’t passionate about, so at the age of 30 I decided to make a change. Over the past two years I have been studying countryside management at college, as well as volunteering as much as possible. I firstly volunteered with Bristol Zoo with the fantastic mammals team, then with the National Trust and Wildlife Trust in and around the Mendips. The time I’ve spent volunteering has only reinforced the direction that I want to head in.

This year has been fantastic! Not only am I over the moon that I have successfully got this traineeship and excited for my journey with the Somerset Wildlife Trust, but I was blessed with the most beautiful baby girl, (Daisy).

I’m really looking forward to vising some more reserves from other counties to see how they work, and get to know other wildlife trainees, along with being on reserves within East Mendip to make conservation plans happen. I am really looking forward to gaining more skills, such as felling, and putting the ones I have to test!

 

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Adam's Blog

Adam 4So I’m a third of my way through the traineeship. It really is true what they say, time flies when you’re having fun.

Adam4So, I'm a quarter of my way through my traineeship already and it's certainly getting tougher, but ultimately more rewarding and enjoyable.  I’ve spent a good few days on the Yoxter reserve doing various fencing repairs and fitting new posts and rails. I’m definitely getting a lot better and quicker at my fencing work, and I’m sure there will be a lot more to do during the Winter.

Adam Aug 2My second month is over already and it really is living up to expectations. I’ve learnt so much, in such a small space of time. My first job has been to book on to some of my courses. Having these early on will mean I can crack on with my skills throughout the clearance and felling season starting in September.

Photo 2Hello, I am Adam, one of the new Wildlife Trainees, and I will be carrying out practical conservation at reserves in the East Mendip area– welcome to my first blog post! My first month has flown by, and has been extremely eventful, and very exciting. In a short space of time I have experienced so much, from planning and team building to practical conservation and surveying.