As part of this project we are seeking the help of volunteers in many roles, one of which is a grassland surveyor. This will involve one visit per year to your selected grassland site to survey the plant and insect life you find there. This will only take an hour or two once a year if you have one site, but please feel free to adopt more! We will have approximately 30 – 40 grassland sites spread throughout the Council area that need a volunteer surveyor, so sign up and adopt your patch today!
As part of this we are running our first volunteer survey training event on:
Saturday 11th June, 2-5pm, starting in Ballymoney Town Hall, Townhead Street, Ballyomney.
It will consist of a brief indoor session before heading out to a couple of the project’s grassland sites to find out exactly what is involved and brush up on our species identification skills.
The training will be led by Dave Allen of Allen & Mellon Environmental. Dave has forgotten more about grassland species and management than most people will ever know! We will be focusing on some of the more common species, both positive and negative indicator species, as well as seeing what else we come across. As a volunteer surveyor, the surveys you carry out will lead to the development of positive conservation management options of these sites.
To ensure you get the most out of the session places are limited, so if you are interested in becoming a volunteer grassland surveyor please contact:
Jean Matthews 028 7034 7272 or email firstname.lastname@example.org