Category Archives: survey

Day 21 of 30 Days Wild – Citizen science

For Day 21 of 30 Days Wild I joined lots of other citizen scientists around the UK sampling the air for background fungal spores, to monitor for resistance to azole fungicide drugs. At 8am this morning I put the air … Continue reading

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Day 10 of 30 days Wild – learning about badger setts

This morning I was involved with my local badger group Oxon badger group to help teach people about how to recognise a badger sett and other signs. We were very kindly allowed to use Wytham woods near Oxford for the training. During … Continue reading

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Work Experience At CEH

Over the last week I have been doing Work Experience at The Centre for Ecology and Hydrology.  I really enjoyed working here and I am very grateful for the opportunity. Day one Arriving at The Center for Ecology and Hydrology … Continue reading

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National Nest Box Week

National Nest Box Week runs each year from 14-21 February. Natural nest sites are disappearing fast,  therefore BTO are encouraging people to put up nest boxes in their gardens to help breeding birds. In my garden we have 12 nest … Continue reading

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Earth worm survey

Over the next few weeks Earthworm Watch are inviting members of the public to take part in a survey to find out how healthy the soil is in the UK. Earthworms are extremely important to UK soils because they keep … Continue reading

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Small mammal surveying

Early Sunday morning (too early) meant meeting up at a site in Oxford to take part in a Small mammal survey training session with the Oxon Mammal group. The site is a designated ‘Local wildlife site’ and the owners wanted … Continue reading

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