Start Date: 15th September 2018, 14:00
End Date: 15th September 2018, 16:00
The Dearne ‘On the Verge’ Biodiversity Project aims to enhance biodiversity in Barnsley, Doncaster and Rotherham. The project aims to achieve this by increasing local understanding of the value of verges for biodiversity through practical conservation work and monitoring surveys of key indicator species (e.g. insects, plants etc.)
As part of this exciting and innovative project, we will be holding a series of FREE wildlife ID & recording workshops & field visits, led by ecologists from Baker Consultancy. These will provide volunteers with the basic skills and understanding to identify, monitor and record flowers & grasses associated with local verges in the Dearne and indicator species of condition.
Volunteers will also learn how to carry out basic botanical assessments to identify the value of verges for biodiversity. This will be a similar model to that used by Natural England when assessing Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI).
There are six reportable condition categories: favourable; unfavourable recovering; unfavourable no change; unfavourable declining; part destroyed and destroyed. These are useful assessments for collecting data on the current condition of habitat for wildlife and is an important monitoring tool.
This is a fantastic opportunity to find out more about the project and how you can help. As well as to learn new skills in wildlife recording and monitoring all for FREE! by trained professionals that work in the conservation sector
Please reserve your place by emailing Katie Watson at Baker Consultancy (details below)
**Location details will be sent to participants following reservation of place. We will meet at the following location:
Park towards the southern end of Bolton Street (House number 150), Denaby Main, Doncaster DN12 4UF
Locations in the Dearne
This event can be found at the following locations: