Habitat Monitoring in Runnymede
14th July 19:30-20:30: Free Virtual Discussion – Ticketed Event
Runnymede National Trust explores Habitat Monitoring
The Runnymede and Ankerwycke National Trust site contains a diverse range of habitats for wildlife including homes for many rare and endangered species. Habitats include Langham Ponds, which is a protected area designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), and additional wetlands, meadows and woodland.
In mid 2019 the Trust decided to form a new volunteering programme solely focused on understanding the species of butterfly, bee and plants found on the site, offering an opportunity to experience a different Runnymede- known historically as the site of the signing of the Magna Carta.
Since 2019 a lot has changed and the trust are proud to work with a dedicated team of volunteers who have embarked on their first formal butterfly transect routes, priority habitat surveys and we are now looking to the next stage of developing the programme further.
Jess Kellard is part of the Runnymede Explored team, a National Lottery Heritage Fund project. The aim is to make Runnymede National Trust’s stories more accessible, particularly how the landscape played a role in the story of Magna Carta and how we as a community can look after it today. Jess’s work involves co-creating meaningful volunteering opportunities, events and activities that everyone can get involved in.
Come join Jess in this live virtual dinner discussion and bring a picnic.
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