What we're looking for
Are you into your bumblebees and other insect pollinators? Then this could be the role for you. We are looking for volunteers in Central Wiltshire to help make a difference to our farmland wildlife by Undertaking surveys of farmland to determine the presence of bumblebees and other pollinators. Developing and building relationships with farmers and land managers. Facilitating support for wildlife friendly land management. Supporting the development of farmers as advocates. As an option in the future, supporting less experienced volunteers by acting as a mentor. You'd be expected to attend a one-day field training course at Winterbourne Downs Nature Reserve this summer, with surveys on a farm in subsequent years based upon the request of a farmer participating in the project. The pollinators surveys require 6x10 minute counts per session (monthly) and the bee survey is a 1-2km walk, taking approximately 1 hour each month as a minimum.