Farmland Wildlife Volunteer

Location: Various locations, farmland throughout Suffolk

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Help Suffolk Wildlife Trust monitor the success of their work on farmland and throughout the wider landscape with survey work on farmland near you. Chart the recovery of wildlife on a landscape scale and be a part of the nature recovery network for Suffolk.

Contact details

This is a new volunteer network to complement SWT’s farmland wildlife work and is due to become active in spring 2020.

To register your interest please contact:

Sam Hanks - Farmland Wildlife Adviser

What will you be doing?

  • Surveying for farmland birds, or pollinating insects on farmland where SWT are working with farmers and landowners to improve habitats
  • Establishing baseline surveys and ongoing proof of success surveys for farmland birds and pollinating insects.
  • Inputting into a Suffolk wide network of monitoring for farmland wildlife and contributing data to national surveys

What do you need?

  • Basic identification skills – training provided
  • Time to carry out regular visits during your monitoring window (species dependent)
  • Suitable outdoor clothing and footwear

What will you get?

  • Training specific to the survey you will be doing and all requisite equipment
  • Access to areas of the landscape you may not otherwise see – in liaison with the landowner
  • Regular updates on the state of the species you will be surveying
  • Invitation to an annual volunteer event to meet other farmland wildlife volunteers.