Learn Why and How to Record Wildlife

May 20, 2021 by admin

With a big thanks to the National Lottery Heritage Fund, Transforming the Trent Valley are excited to host our free “Discovering and Recording Wildlife” event for families on Saturday 19th June at Croxall Lakes Nature Reserve.

This day is part of Staffordshire Wildlife Trust’s 30 Days Wild, which encourages people to do something wild every day for the month of June. On the weekend of 19th /20th June, the Trust are asking people to take part in the ‘Big Weekend Wildlife Watch’, looking for and recording wildlife in your local areas.

Spotting wildlife can be a lot more than a pastime. Finding and recording species data is hugely important to understanding and protecting our local environment and the wildlife that resides there. During our event at Croxall Lakes, staff and volunteers from Transforming the Trent Valley will guide you through what a wildlife record is, and how to submit them while you explore the wildlife of this beautiful nature reserve. Families will also receive a free Transforming the Trent Valley wildlife ID guide and survey booklet to explore the Trent Valley and its wildlife.

To ensure Covid safety and social distancing, the event will be split into 3 timeslots – 10.00 to 11.30am, 12.00 to 1.30pm and 2.00 to 3.30pm. Head to our website www.thetrentvalley.org.uk/events.php for more information and to book your space.

For more information about 30 Days Wild, see Staffordshire Wildlife Trust’s website www.staffs-wildlife.org.uk.