Youth Rangers of the Fens - Pollinator and Botanical ID Skills

Field of wildflowers

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.

Please note:
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, following the Northern Loop trail for a Pollinator Survey and Rapid Grassland Assessment - develop your botanical ID skills and discover a range of pollinators. The wildflower meadow on this route is sown with a wide variety of species, including corn marigold, ox-eyed daisy, yellow rattle and finer grass species which can all be seen during the summer months and will attract many insect species. Under the guidance of Communities and Education Officers from the Wildlife Trust, you'll be learning how to perform a Pollinator survey as part of the UK Pollinator Monitoring Scheme (PoMS). You'll also learn how to quickly assess the quality of the grasslands based on the presence of wild flowers and grasses. Your valuable data will inform conservation plans at the site.

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.

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