We monitor the health of nature
Our monitoring and research team provide the science behind our conservation work. Surveys enable us to monitor population trends and assess the success of our practical habitat management. This involves a huge variety of surveys for mammals, invertebrates, plants, reptiles, amphibians, and habitats.
We encourage surveys on our reserves and are keen to support any activities that add to our understanding of sites and species. Please get in touch if you are interested in surveying on our reserves. To find out more about wildlife monitoring and how you can get involved please scroll down this page to explore our work.
Check out our latest blog posts
Butterflies and climate conditions
Matt Hayes, research assistant at the Cambridge Museum of Zoology, has worked with the Zoology Department's Insect Ecology Research…
Monitoring Our Woodland Nature Reserves
Siân Williams, Senior Monitoring and Research Officer, gives an overview of habitat monitoring and a new method the team have been…
'Look out for..... Ponds'
Rosalind Johnston, NBRC Manager, explains a new project which will put the ponds in Northamptonshire on the map and how you can help.…
The State of Nature in the BCN Area
Ryan Clark updates on two exciting projects using vast amounts of data to reveal how wildlife is faring in our area -
Meet the Volunteer: combining volunteering and photography on the North Chilterns Chalk
Photographer and volunteer Eglė Vičiuvienė shares her experience of volunteering with the Trust
Wildlife From Home: Winter Food
On walks this winter, keep an eye out for berries, fruit and flowers advises Sian Williams, Senior Research and Monitoring Officer