Help record biodiversity in your local area with Avon Wildlife TrustPosted on: 29 Mar 2022
As winter rolls into spring, recently barren landscapes are beginning to bloom, and a diverse range of species are emerging.
Biodiversity will begin to flourish over the coming months, and Avon Wildlife Trust and North Somerset Council need your help to monitor the increase.
Both organisations are looking for people from Portishead, Nailsea, Weston-Super-Mare, and Clevedon to get involved and help record local wildlife, learning about nearby ecosystems in the process through a series of workshops.
More information is available via Avon Wildlife Trust's website, alongside a full list of events taking place beginning in April.
Nothing beats a bit of Spring colour, and flowers like this one are important for our declining pollinators.— Avon Wildlife Trust (@avonwt) March 29, 2022
Wonderful wildflowers are popping up across North Somerset as parks and public spaces grow wilder, and we want you to help us survey them!https://t.co/Va2VgfyDCX pic.twitter.com/Zy7d4dm7L4
It is hoped that those participating in this citizen science drive will be able to help record pollinators, insects, and plants, indicating how the seasonal change from winter to spring boosts biodiversity.
In Clevedon, volunteers will focus on two areas: a tree-planting project near Strawberry Hill and a wild space created near the leisure centre on Strode Road.
Participants in Portishead will focus their efforts on multiple locations, including Kilkenny fields, the marine lake, and Portishead point, among others.
Nailsea residents can help monitor spaces that have been carefully selected to enhance the local environment, where people and pollinators can walk side by side.
Finally, in Weston-Super-Mare, participants will monitor everything from roadside verges to popular public spaces, where pollinators and other wildlife are beginning to benefit from recent changes in land management.
For a full breakdown of events, to find more information, and for contact details of representatives of Avon Wildlife Trust, visit their website.
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