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Ranger Andy’s last blog

- Andy reflects on 16 years with the AONB Service

Andy Harris

Posted by Andy Harris on 13 November 2012

Ranger Andy’s last blog Having worked for the AONB Service for more than 16 truly amazing years I am leaving the Partnership Rangers post to take up a fulltime post with Forestry Commission. To have grown up at the foot of the hills and then to have gained a job working on them has been an amazing and privileged experience leaving me with a lifetime of great memories.

I cannot express in words how much I shall miss my colleagues in the AONB Service, I could not have had more supportive and inspiring friends as those in the AONB Service.  Obviously I’m referring to Katy, Georgie, Emma-Jane, Tim, Iain, Owen and Chris but also all the volunteers who have selflessly given up their time to assist me in all areas of my work especially with swaling, wildlife surveys and leading events.  I am constantly impressed how much work this small team delivers, they punch well above their weight, juggling many difficult issues which is why I believe they have such a good reputation locally and nationally.

The hills themselves have been an inspirational area to work in and my passion for them will never diminish; I hope to remain connected to them through my work with the Forestry Commission but also by giving you updates on my Pied Flycatcher ringing in the summer.

I wish the Quantock AONB team the very best for the future in both the work that is delivered and the continuity of what I believe is a most professional service.

Best wishes


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