Get Cumbria Buzzing! – Pollinator recording and transect training- afternoon
Houghton, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA3 0LD
About the event
Do you live in or near northwest Cumbria? As part of Get Cumbria Buzzing project we are looking to recruit volunteer recorders to survey and monitor pollinators along transects within our project area in summer (see map). This initial training event will provide you with the skills to select a transect, and the knowledge of how to survey and record pollinators along a transect. Ongoing training and support will be provided throughout the season, with identification and training webinars, and field outings where possible. The afternoon will consist of a presentation followed by practising walking a transect.
Ideally volunteers will have a basic understanding of the different pollinator groups, or may wish to record just one group e.g. butterflies or bumblebees. Volunteers are encouraged to survey transects on a regular basis throughout the season, either weekly or monthly depending upon how much time they have available. A volunteer pack will be provided containing ID guides, recording sheets and information, plus helpful hints and tips, along with links to Get Cumbria Buzzing iNaturalist blog and facebook page.
Many pollinator species are under-recorded in Cumbria, helping to survey and monitor species in this area will provide vital information on pollinator populations and distribution. All records will be added to the Cumbria Biodiversity Data Centre database, contributing to county and national records, helping to inform future conservation efforts.
Booking essential. Group size will be limited to 6 including the leader.
Please do not attend if you show any symptoms or have been in contact with anyone with Covid-19. Please always adhere to social distancing.
This event may be cancelled if there are adverse weather conditions, please provide a contact number when booking.
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What to bring
Sturdy walking shoes and appropriate clothing for the weather.
Due to Covid-19 restrictions, we will be unable to provide refreshments. Please bring your own water and any other refreshments you would like.