Over the last 6 months the Northamptonshire Biodiversity Records Centre has been working hard on its WILDside project, which is supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund.
The main aims of this project are to:
- Strengthen the voluntary recording network
- Recruit and train new recorders
- Help existing recorders to broaden and deepen their recording and identification skills
This project runs until December 2018, but we have been really busy already! To achieve these aims we have been running a variety of free training workshops and field sessions, these include sessions on private Local Wildlife Sites where access wouldn’t usually be possible. These sessions supplement the excellent range already provided by the Wildlife Trust. We will be planning lots more of these workshops over the winter to take place next year.
We have also organised a variety of talks which take place at the Northamptonshire Natural History Society each month. These usually provide an introduction to the ecology and identification of a taxonomic group. In the next few months we have talks on freshwater habitats, and lichens, lined up. There will be lots more talks after these ones too!