Volunteers wanted – survey work on the Downs

The BOC’s conservation committee is hoping to carry out some survey work on the Downs. This summer, we hope to monitor the small breeding/summering population of Curlews as part of the Southern Curlew Group’s efforts to monitor the species’ status in the southern part of Britain. Next summer a series of surveys is being planned as part of a post graduate project on wildlife along the Ridgeway being undertaken by Chris Woodhams of Oxford University. The surveys are likely to involve taxa other than birds as well, so those with expertise or interest in plants and invertebrates will also be welcome.
If you are interested please contact Neil Bucknell on nebulastreatley@btinternet.com