Fungi Surveyor – Broadwater Warren

Do you have proven fungi identification skills to help collate a map of fungi at RSPB Broadwater Warren and provide data for habitat management and national databases?

Tuesday 17 February 2015
Vacancy type:
Practical conservation
Weald Reserves

What we're looking for

We're looking for volunteers with proven fungi identification skills to help collate a map of fungi at RSPB Broadwater Warren nature reserve. This will help us to: • map the distribution of fungi on the reserve • inform priorities for habitat management and help measure the effectiveness of that work. Nationally important fungal communities can often be overlooked and we want to build a bigger picture of the species on our reserves.

The skills you need

Essential: • Proven ability to identify fungi species • Ability to follow specific instructions and maintain accurate records • Happy to work independently • Enthusiasm and interest in conservation • Ability to walk about 3 km over varying terrain Desirable: • Previous experience of survey work

Your time

As needed
All year

What's in it for you?

A good opportunity to build on your existing field skills and experience whilst providing the RSPB with vital information that will have an impact on habitat management. We know that there are rare and endangered species at Broadwater Warren and you may find others not previously recorded. You'll have a chance to share your enthusiasm for nature with others, improve your identification skills and gain a valuable insight into the RSPB's work. A wonderful opportunity to meet new people, staff and fellow volunteers. Your time and skills could make a real difference to the work of the RSPB and it would be great if you could join us.

How to apply


Alan Loweth, RSPB Wealden Office
Tel: 01892 752430


We'll reimburse you for out-of-pocket expenses (up to a radius of 25 miles) and we will of course give you ongoing support. The RSPB is the UK charity working to secure a healthy environment for birds, wildlife, helping to create a better world for all of us. We belong to BirdLife International, the global partnership of bird conservation organisations.

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