Are you interested in ecology and conservation? Looking for experience in wildlife survey techniques and ecological monitoring?
The Whitelands Project is looking for a few local volunteers (ages 16+) to help out over spring and summer. This opportunity would be perfect for those working on school or university projects, or wanting to learn more about conservation in the South Downs.

 Work will include:

Small mammal surveys (using ink traps)
Bird surveys
Bat surveys (equipment provided)
Invertebrate surveys

Starting: April 2019

Volunteers will be provided with advice and supervision, must have their own appropriate clothing, and be willing to spend a full day working in the woods in all weather. Food and travel expenses cannot be provided. Surveying will start in April.
Training in basic identification and interpretation (birds, bat calls and small mammal signs) will be given. Assistance with analysis of survey findings would be great but not essential!
We will be happy to give references for future employers or school/university. Also suitable for Duke of Edinburgh Award volunteering.

If you are interested, please email

Example: hedgehogs in an ink tunnel
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