Youth Rangers of the Fens - Butterfly transect at Woodwalton Fen NNR


Youth Rangers is a group for secondary-aged young people (11-17 years) keen to make a positive difference to their local environment. We meet throughout the year at various Cambridgeshire nature reserves and would love to welcome you to our group.

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Bookings are not confirmed until we have received your completed paperwork and consent form (for each child).

Join us for another fantastic session of learning real, practical conservation skills, learning from industry professionals and making a positive impact for wildlife. You do not need any experience to attend. This month we're in the Great Fen, visiting Woodwalton Fen National Nature Reserve to conduct a Butterfly Transect. A Butterfly Transect is a walk along a set route that is divided into separate sections. In each of these sections the number of butterflies are counted along with the climatic conditions. Using this method comparisons can be made year-on-year and between transects. Woodwalton Fen is one of only four remaining fragments of the ancient wild fens that once stretched for 1,350 square miles across the area and is a last haven for many rare fen species. This beautiful reserve is internationally important for wildlife and provides a refuge for thousands of species of fen animals and plants, many of which are found nowhere else in the country. Accompanied by Wildlife Trust Communities and Education staff, you'll learn more about the wildlife that lives here and to improve your butterfly ID skills.

Please bring water and dress appropriately for the weather - Layers and waterproofs, or hats and sun lotion if needed. Long sleeves and trousers recommended. Please wear sensible boots or wellies. Trousers should be tucked into socks to protect from ticks.

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