We will be holding an augering training session and ecology survey training day on Thursday 9th September at Sturts Nature Reserve, near Letton.

When digging a new pond we found PEAT (woo hoo!!).  We now need to know whether it is under all the ponds, and how deep it is.  If you would like to have a go at augering, and see why we are getting excited about peat, then please book your place.

Although augering can be hard work, you only need to do as much or as little as you would like, and you are welcome to come along as an observer.  If you would like to join in with the augering please wear old clothes as you are likely to get dirty.

You can also learn from our project ecologists about the wildlife living in and around Ice Age ponds and to learn how to ID some of these. We hope that this will be a really useful and interesting day for all.

As part of the project we are also producing a short film of the project activities and will have a small film crew onsite who, with your permission, may be filming some of the surveying.

If you would like to take part in either the augering or the ecological ID please book a free ticket via eventbrite – so we know who is coming: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/ice-age-ponds-training-and-filming-day-tickets-167062312875

The final details, including location and timings will be sent out nearer the time so if you do sign-up please look out for this email.

Weather warning: If the weather doesn’t look good for the 9th we may move the session to 10th September.

Beth Andrews

Ice Age Ponds Project Officer

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