On the Verge- Botanical Assessments (RSPB Old Moor)

As part of our exciting partnership project 'On the Verge' we will be holding a series of FREE introductory training workshops into species that can be recorded and monitored along roadside verges by volunteers.


Start Date: 25th August 2018, 09:30
End Date: 25th August 2018, 11:30

Event Info

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 those used as indicator species of current 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 on how best to manage verges.

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)

All the workshops are free as Old Moor are waiving the admission fee and there is no car parking cost.



Old Moor Lane Barnsley South Yorkshire S73 0YF

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