Staffordshire Wildlife Trust appeals for new grassland volunteers

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Staffordshire Wildlife Trust is appealing for keen plant hunters to join one of its volunteer survey teams to help monitor grasslands across its nature reserves over the Summer.

The county’s leading nature conservation charity would like to hear from people who may be able to spare some time to help out with its grassland survey team.  Volunteers should have good plant identification skills to identify species commonly found in traditional hay meadows and other species-rich grasslands such as hay rattle, knapweed, bitter vetch and tormentil.

Previous survey experience is not required as surveys take place in a group with other volunteers and staff.
The Trust, which manages 27 sites across the county, began a new monitoring programme targeted to individual nature reserves to assess their condition and inform future management work.

Monitoring Officer at the Trust,

Scott Petrek, said:

“Our surveys play a crucial role in helping us collect vital information which helps us to better manage our reserves.”

Anyone interested in volunteering should contact Scott by email – s.petrek@staffs-wildlife.org.uk or give him a call on 01889 880115.