Counting down the days

Great insight into some of the work done by the North York Moors National Park.

The official blog for the North York Moors National Park

Emily Collins – Research Student

As the newest member of the Conservation team, I’ve barely had time to lace up my boots before having to, quite literally, wade into the deep end. Having studied Picture 1Biology for two years at The University of York, I will be spending the next thirteen months working alongside Simon Hirst (River Esk Project Officer) and Rona Charles (Senior Ecology Officer) on numerous National Park projects as part of my Year in Industry, replacing Sam Jones who leaves at the end of August. A major focus of my year will be on helping Simon with the Pearl Mussel encystment project which aims to counter the declining numbers of rare Freshwater Pearl Mussels in the River Esk.

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As you might have read in Sam’s earlier post, this is an exciting time of year for the Pearl Mussel encystment project. The project revolves around the stage…

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