We are delighted to be seeing signs of spring and getting ready for our first full survey season with the Ice Age Ponds volunteers.

Volunteer Training

After a successful weekend of practical survey training and some in depth online talks we have some more dates available:

On Friday 9th April Prof. Ian Fairchild will be holding a talk on Glacial Landscapes and Ponds in western Herefordshire.  This online talk is to give extra background to the landscapes that you might see while out surveying for ponds.  Although aimed at Ice Age Pond volunteers, everyone is welcome to come along, to get zoom details please email: d.hutton@herefordshirewt.co.uk.

On Thursday 1st and Saturday 10th April we will be holding practical volunteer training sessions at Moccas Park National Nature Reserve.  For our Ice Age Ponds volunteers this will be a chance to practice completing the pond survey form and spend some time with our project ecologists looking at amphibians, invertebrates and pond plants, following our successful online training days.  If you haven’t been on one of our training sessions yet, there will be a chance to book a slot for your household/ bubble to go through the form in detail.  For more details and to book your place please contact: d.hutton@herefordshirewt.co.uk.

Ice Age Ponds Blog

We are delighted that our new Ice Age Ponds Volunteers have created a wonderful blog to help keep you up to date with all our activities.  To find out more visit https://www.herefordshirewt.org/iceageponds/newsletters-blogs and see some of the wonderful work our volunteers are doing.