We are now half way through our pond surveys and the team is busy completing the application to the National Lottery Heritage Fund for the delivery stage funding.  Thank you to everyone who has joined us so far, we have completed 25 pond surveys to date – including one in 30 degrees and another few in pouring rain.  The data that you have helped gather is being used to learn more about the Ice Age Ponds in Herefordshire and to help us write some more detailed site management plans.  It is also great evidence for our funding bid too.

Here are the dates and locations for our last few pond survey days in July 2019.

Thursday 18th July – Moccas Park

Thursday 25th July – Lower House Orchard, Staunton-on-Wye

Saturday 27th July – TBC

All equipment will be provided and if you haven’t been on our previous training courses then full training will be given too.

To book your place please email e.andrews@worc.ac.uk.

We are also in the process of sorting out a visit with Dr Warren Eastwood from Birmingham University to take some core samples of a few of our sites.  We haven’t finalised the dates and locations for these visits but it is likely to be towards the end of August.  If you are interested in coming along and finding out about how these longer (could be over 8m of sediment) cores are taken and seeing the experts at work then please let Beth know (e.andrews@worc.ac.uk) and you can be emailed the dates once they are finalised.