NVC surveys for major transport infrastructure project (2013)

I can’t say much about this one as the project is confidential but I recently had the pleasure of NVC surveying a whole range of sites from neutral and calcareous semi-improved grassland to woodland and marsh.  Which was nice.  Challenging, too, as the sites were all in south-east England, an area I haven’t done any real work in since my Masters waaaaaay back in 1998.  I had numerous ‘what on earth is that plant’ moments until I relaxed and let my long-term memory take over – 99% of the time, my instincts were correct, and it was what I thought it was, but I spent a fair bit of time checking over specimens with my books just to make sure…

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