Leicestershire and Rutland Wildlife Trust provides free training to learn more about species in the Charnwood Forest

Vaughn Matthews

Leicestershire and Rutland Wildlife Trust invite you to learn more about species identification and wildlife recording in the Charnwood Forest, made possible by the National Lottery Heritage Fund.

Wildlife recording is an essential part of managing Charnwood Forest’s landscape, and Leicestershire and Rutland Wildlife Trust are on the hunt for local people to get involved.

Over the next four years, the Wildlife Trust will be running a series of regular free training sessions from beginner through to more advanced species identification and recording skills. This is part of the Charnwood Forest Landscape Partnership Scheme made possible through funding from the National Lottery Heritage Fund.

Leicestershire and Rutland Wildlife Trust are looking for people who love the Charnwood Forest landscape and would like to know more about all the amazing flowers, insects and birds that this area has to offer.

In the first session, Claire Sambridge, Conservation Officer for Leicestershire and Rutland Wildlife Trust will be talking all about the project, what to expect and how people can get involved. Attendees will also learn some new identification skills, starting with several common grassland flowers and will be provided with free spotter sheets to download. Anyone who can’t make the first session, will be able to view it afterwards.

Claire says; "Our free training sessions will provide the opportunity for anyone who is interested in the Charnwood Forest to find out more about all the wonderful wildlife this special landscape has to offer. Attendees will gain new skills in species identification and wildlife recording that they will be able to put into practice. Anyone can get involved in wildlife recording, so make sure you book your place today". 

Book your place below or if you would like to find out more please email info@lrwt.org.uk