Conserving Herefordshire’s Ice Age Ponds Project – Winter 2022 Volunteer Training

We are running some online training events and talks during the cold, dark and probably wet days of January and February.  These are open to everyone and will be through zoom again.  The sessions are in preparation for going back out and surveying in March – although they would be of interest to anyone who likes ponds and ice age landscapes.

Thursday 3rd February 10.30 – 11.30am – Marvellous Maps

Project Officer Beth Andrews who will take a foray into the many different types of maps that we have been using for the Ice Age Ponds project.  Discover where to find them, what they can tell us and how we use them to discover Ice Age Ponds in Herefordshire.

Zoom link for meeting:

Thursday 10th February 7.30 – 8.30pm – How to be a pond champion

We are looking for people to share our love of Ice Age Ponds with the world.  Join us to find out some of the many ways you can get involved and become a “Pond Champion”.

Thursday 17th February 10.30 – 12noon – How to survey an Ice Age Pond

This session is designed to help those going out to complete our Ice Age Pond survey forms.  Whether you are new to the project, or need a refresher session, join us and find out more.

Thursday 24th February 10.00 – 11.00am – Ponds and Pollinators

We are delighted to have Dr Richard Walton, from Newcastle University give this special talk on the importance of ponds to our many pollinating insects.

Tuesday 8th March 10.00 – 11.00am – Restoring overgrown ponds or ghost ponds

Another fabulous guest speaker we are thrilled to have – Prof. Carl Sayer, from UCL will be talking about his many years experience of pond restoration, including working with the Norfolk ponds project and the Pond Restoration Research Group.

All the details of the events and links to join will be available on the Ice Age Ponds project pages ( and the Earth Heritage Trust events pages.  (



04 Feb 2022 - 08 Mar 2022