THIS PROJECT IS NO LONGER RUNNING - SEE OUR PROJECTS PAGE FOR DETAILS OF OUR CURRENT PROJECTS
Summer 2008 saw the launch of a new 18-month project to encourage local people to get out and about exploring their local woodlands. Anyone can participate, and there's no experience of wildlife recording necessary. Participants will get an information pack and access to free learning days with local wildlife experts to find out about different species groups. Plants, birds, mammals, dragonflies, butterflies, beetles - this is YOUR chance to learn about the wildlife in and around your local woods and help by gathering valuable information about local wildlife.
To take part, all you need to do is to register and select the woodland that you wish to visit. You will receive a free pack with information about finding and identifying different types of species found in local woodlands. You will be able to attend any of the free training days and events taking place throughout the region. In return, all we ask is that you make a record of the plants and animals that you find in your woodland and send them in on a recording sheet. You can take part as an individual, family, school or community group. The project will run until October 2009, is open to everyone and can be undertaken in any kind of woodland. All you need is an interest in wildlife. Sign up here if you'd like to get involved.
Download a copy of the latest project newsletter
Woodland Guardians newsletter Issue 1 (pdf, 1.2 MB)
The Woodland Guardians project was launched on 31st May at the DGERC 2008 Conference. The theme was Wonderful Woodlands and participants found out more about the region's woodland wildlife and local wildlife groups.
To find out what's happening in your area visit the Woodland Guardians events page. Why not come along to one of our informal ID days and learn about how to find and identify some of the different species that occur in our woodlands.
Email Alison Graham if you would like to know more or book a place.
Woodlands aren't just about trees - there's so much more to discover!