Volunteer butterfly surveyor
Butterflies are a valuable indicator species, which means that their numbers can often tell us more about the state of their habitats. By collecting more data on butterfly populations we are hoping to understand more about how the habitats we manage are changing over time and in response to factors such as climate change, pollution and urban development. This role is to help us capture some of this data.
This role will involve?
- Walking a set transect route and recording the number and species of butterflies you see.
- Visiting the site regularly from April to September as part of a rota system.
- Following a set route and methodology.
- Reporting data to the UKBMS (United Kingdom Butterfly Monitoring Scheme) website after each visit and to Earth Trust at the end of the season.
To find out more, take a look at the volunteer role description.