Both the Quantock Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and the Blackdown Hills AONB aim to safeguard the distinctive character, natural beauty and cultural heritage of both areas, whilst ...
Reserve Volunteer, at Mt Fancy Butterfly Conservation Reserve
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SummaryWould you be interested in monitoring and managing the beautiful Mt Fancy reserve at Staple Fitzpaine.
Mt Fancy, is typical of the Blackdowns with a rich mosaic of diverse and important habitats, ranging from unimproved meadows to the swamps and flushes to the semi-ancient mixed broadleaf woodland The volunteer wardens who look after the management, upkeep and monitoring of the stunning Mt Fancy reserve are looking for volunteers to assist them with:
· Habitat assessments- assess 150 5m squares within the reserve to create a baseline habitat record to help with future management – no plant ID skills required.
· Veteran Tree recorder- help to identify and map the many veteran trees found in the reserve and over time collect their details
· Flora and Fauna recording- if you have expertise or interest in anything likely to be found in the reserve such as lichens, fungi, reptiles or amphibians, birds, bats, small mammals. We would love to hear from you and what you might be able to offer.
Volunteers will require their own transport to the site.
What we will provide to volunteers🤝 Extra support
Getting thereThe reserve is south of Taunton and a couple of kilometres outside of Staple Fitzpaine.
About Quantock and Blackdown Hills AONBs
The Quantock Hills AONB and the Blackdown Hills AONB are hosted by Somerset and Devon County Councils respectively and are majority funded by DEFRA with contributions from local authorities and external funding.