Today, the children at Liss Junior School were visited again by Joe Williams, the ranger from Queen Elizabeth Country Park. Joe’s assembly focused on a typical day in the life of a ranger at Queen Elizabeth Country Park.
Joe talked about some of the jobs he might do during his working day. Some of them are very unpleasant such as examining badger poo, so that they can track a badger’s movements and what it is eating. Others, such as fitting adders with receivers and tracking them, sound fascinating. The children found out that exactly the same equipment is used for tracking adders in the UK as is used for tracking mongooses and lions in Uganda.
Joe also answered the children’s questions and explained why he wanted to become a ranger in the first place as well as explaining the differences between the three species of snake that can be found in England.