West Lancashire Wildlife needs volunteers

Are you interested in volunteering? Why not have a look at the range of opportunities on offer at West Lancashire Wildlife:-

The Big Pond Thaw Survey

The North Merseyside Amphibian & Reptile Group has arranged with Natural England to create some much-needed bare sand patches on south-facing slopes in the frontal dunes at Cabin Hill National Nature Reserve. This will benefit Sand Lizards and also a wide variety of invertebrates and annual plants. Volunteers are needed to help with this work, which involves hand-pulling and digging up Marram grass, this to be re-used elsewhere on the coast. Gardening gloves or similar required. Spades provided or bring your own.


WeBS Counts

Staff at RSPB and Natural England in Lancashire are looking to recruit fit and active long-term volunteers to help count the internationally important numbers of birds that use the world-renowned Ribble Estuary.

New volunteers are needed to help established volunteers count on the Natural England- managed Ribble Estuary National Nature Reserve (NNR) for the monthly Wetland Bird Surveys (WeBS).


Grayling Survey

Volunteer fieldworkers required to locate and record threatened butterfly

Would you like to take part in a survey of one of Merseyside’s special butterflies?
Can you give a few days of your time over July and August 2010?
If the answer to both of these questions is yes, then read on because we are looking for enthusiastic volunteers to help us look for this butterfly, and other special insects, as part of Merseyside BioBank’s Discovering Sefton’s Grayling Butterfly project.


Scutcher’s Acres. Hands on Volunteering

One of our members, John Watt, has 13 hectares of land in Lathom known as Scutchers Acres. John has asked us to pass on the following information to members who may wish to join him either as ecological and wildlife monitoring experts and/or as green gym volunteers at Scutchers Acres.


For more information about any of the above roles, please see the West Lancashire Wildlife Website


If you are interested in other volunteering opportunities, please contact West Lancashire Volunteer Centre on 01695 733737 or email vc@wlcvs.org to discuss the hundreds of opportunities across the borough.