Come and Count Bowland's Bumblebees!
The bumblebee monitoring project in the Forest of Bowland hay meadows is taking place again in 2017, and once again we need volunteers to make the project possible.
If you would like to volunteer to monitor bumblebees with us this year, a ‘Meadow Links’ Bumblebee monitoring training session has been organised for Friday 09 June, 2017, at Gisburn Forest Hub. We welcome all our previous volunteers and anyone else interested in helping us record bumblebees at different meadows sites across the Forest of Bowland area. The training session will provide an introduction to the ecology and life cycle of the bumblebee, and highlight the different species you may encounter within the Forest of Bowland. The session will also include how to undertake the Bumblebee Conservation Trust Beewalk survey.
Trainees then take on a particular site to monitor once a week for around six weeks over the summer. You can be involved every week on one particular site (or less often), or you can team up and visit several sites.
If you would like to take part in the training, or find out more, please contact Sarah Robinson on 01200 448000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
There's lots going on in the Forest of Bowland AONB, and with our new Landscape Partnership for Pendle Hill there is even more to be done to enhance and conserve our special landscape.
On this page we will post opportunities to get involved. This may be as a volunteer, an employee or placement, or as a contractor.
Pendle Hill needs you!
The new landscape partnership scheme needs volunteers to help with a range of practical conservation tasks, surveys of people and of wildlife, to act as walk leaders and event support staff, and to assist with archaeological and historic research. If you have time on your hands, like to get outdoors and to meet new people, then why not volunteer with us?
Initially we will look to run at least one volunteer day a month, and as the project develops more opportunities will arise. To see what kind of things the project is involved in visit and like our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/pendlehillproject