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Wildlife counts!

Will you help us with monitoring in the Charnwood Forest?

The Trust’s Charnwood Forest Living Landscape project was established in 2011 with the aim of conserving and enhancing the unique wildlife, geology and character of the Charnwood Forest in north west Leicestershire.

A key part of the project is to survey sites within the area and advise landowners on how best to manage their land for wildlife. To support this work a long-term monitoring scheme has been set up to monitor the effects of any changes in land management on species.

The Charnwood Forest Monitoring Scheme has established vegetation monitoring methodology together with butterfly and bird transects on a variety of sites. A team of committed volunteers has been instrumental in collecting valuable data.
We are now looking for additional volunteers so we can consolidate and expand the scheme. No experience of surveying is necessary – just enthusiasm! Full training will be provided.

Bird surveys continue throughout the year. Butterfly surveys run from April through until the end of September and plant surveys take place from May through to July.

If this sounds like something you would be interested in helping with, please contact Claire in the Wider Countryside Team: email [email protected]

Photo: Comma butterfly is one of the species being monitored (Claire Install / LRWT)

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