Becoming a Community Wildlife Surveyor for Norfolk Wildlife Trust

Note: Part of Southrepps Commons is designated a County Wildlife Site and will be included in this survey.

Would you be interested in learning more about wildflowers or how to record different wildlife habitats? Could you spare a day or two during the spring and summer of 2016 to help Norfolk Wildlife Trust with an exciting new wildlife project? This spring NWT launched a new project funded by the National Lottery called Norfolk County Wildlife Action which aims to encourage people to record the wildlife they see in churchyards and on County Wildlife Sites.

Norfolk County Wildlife Action will work with local communities encouraging more people to get involved in wildlife recording and surveying sites across Norfolk. This project has given Norfolk Wildlife Trust the opportunity to re-survey 70 County Wildlife Sites and 30 churchyards in a two year period. We will be carrying out wildflower surveys and creating habitat maps for each site, with the help of trained local volunteers.

This project is a fantastic opportunity for people to develop skills in wildlife recording, learn more about the wildlife associated with churchyards and some of Norfolk’s County Wildlife Sites and to make a real difference to wildlife conservation through helping to survey and monitor these important wildlife sites.

If you would like to find out more:

· Click on this link to read the information sheet about the role of a Community Wildlife Surveyor.

· Click on this link to see a map of our first year sites.

· Visit www.norfolkwildlifetrust.org.uk/wildliferecording to discover more about the project and how to get involved.

If you have any questions about the project or would like to get involved please do get in touch by emailing gemmaw@norfolkwildlifetrust.org.uk or phoning 01603 625540.

Best wishes

Gemma Walker

Wildlife and Community Officer