Invertebrates

Aquatic Invertebrates

Monitoring of wetlands on a local and landscape scale

We monitor aquatic invertebrates on local wetlands, specifically the gravel pit edges, scrapes, temporary pools and ditches on individual reserves.

We hope to detect changes brought about by our management and other factors, and provide an overview of the condition of shallow water features on our reserves including those in the Nene Valley Living Landscape.

HoverWatch

Exploring monitoring the condition of woodland rides

We are gathering information on the abundance and distribution of hoverflies using the available nectar sources along the main ride in Old Sulehay Forest (Old Sulehay nature reserve).

This will help complement data gathered as part of the nectar sources monitoring. 

Other monitoring projects will determine the abundance and variety of the ride side flora and provide information of other target invertebrate groups.