Our wonderful volunteers have been busy walking around the project area trying to spot ponds from the first edition maps.  To date we have had 150 ponds recorded from footpaths, roads and other rights of way.  Not all of them are still around, but we are slowly building up a more complete picture of the ponds in the area.

Many thanks to those still going out, especially as the weather becomes cooler and wetter – although the lack of leaves and extra water may help make some of the ponds become a bit more obvious.

One of the ponds recorded by volunteers Angela and Fred on a lovely autumn day.

The whole project team has been busy working on recording our presentations from last year and making them available to download through the project website.  This will include the geological background to Ice Age Ponds and an updated session on how to complete the Ice Age Ponds Survey forms, in preparation for more surveys next year.

Please do visit our project pages on https://www.herefordshirewt.org/iceageponds/training-events-resources to see what is available and keep checking back as more things are on the way.

If you missed the “Ice Age Herefordshire” exhibition you can also see the project display boards on our project website https://www.herefordshirewt.org/iceageponds/ice-age-ponds-herefordshire-museum-exhibition and we are hoping to put on some of the exhibition next year.  We are still working on the details but will keep you up to date.

Volunteer Early Christmas Social

Our project hasn’t started the way we hoped and we haven’t been able to meet up with volunteers and chat over cake and coffee as we would usually do.  So, although it is early, we wanted to invite you to our “Volunteer Christmas Social” on Thursday 26th November 2020.  This virtual event will be held over zoom, and will provide you with a chance to meet the team, find out what we have all been up to and join in our fun Ice Age Ponds quiz, all from the comfort of your own sofa.  More details will be sent out soon but if you want to join in please do let me know on e.andrews@worc.ac.uk.