Ecology Group volunteers gather a wide range of data from our reserves

Ecology Groups were established in 2001 to enable volunteers to help us monitor our reserves.

Volunteers can get involved with a huge range of surveys, learn new skills and meet like-minded people.

The results of these surveys help us with practical reserve management. 

Ecology Group projects include:

  • Bat call surveys
  • Grassland assessment
  • Aquatic insect surveys
  • Fixed point photography
  • Dormouse nest box monitoring
  • Breeding bird survey
  • And many more.....

The main aim of these surveys is to provide information on population trends and species diversity. This information can then be used to inform the management of our reserves. 

If you would like to become an Ecology Group volunteer, please email us or see our volunteering section for more information about other ways you can help the Trust.