Waxcap Placement - Not Currently Recruiting

Are you currently studying on an environmental course and want to gain valuable field experience sought after by employers?

Northumberland National Park is offering a student a valuable opportunity to gain practical experience in surveying and identifying specific species of grassland fungi. Known as waxcaps these fungi are only present in old unimproved grassland that is often rich in moss and grazed by cattle or sheep. They are indicators of an ancient landscape that has had little ploughing or fertilizer added. They come in an array of bright colours – red, pink, white, orange, yellow, violet and green.

An understanding of this rare fungi habitat and its management will be gained under the guidance of one of our experienced National Park Rangers.

The days are occasional, but flexible, and are spread over a six-week period from late September. As the work involves walking on varied terrain and being out in the outdoors in all weathers a reasonable level of fitness is expected.

Ideally, candidates will have their own transport as some travel to rural locations will be expected.

If you are interested in this opportunity and want to know more contact – shaun.hackett@nnpa.org.uk