In this workshop we will be sorting and identifying samples of freshwater invertebrate specimens, with a particular focus on identifying families. The task will be working through collected samples, sorting the inverts into taxa and then identifying to family where possible.
The data is all going into our citizen science research project to monitor the benefits of river restoration work.
Places are limited – to book or sign up as a citizen scientist get in touch with Sally – firstname.lastname@example.org
Sign-up to our Water Plant Identification workshop with ecologist Julie Riley along the Chesterfield Canal.
This training is perfect for beginners, those with an interest in plants or those wanting to improve their botany skills. We will be using field guides and fold-out charts to help identify the in-channel and marginal plant species we come across.
The day will run 10am – 12.30pm. We will start and finish at the Hollingwood Hub, Chesterfield, S43 2PF. We will provide free refreshments during break and will have lunch after the session so feel free to bring a packed lunch alternatively Katey’s Coffee Shop will be open if you wanted to buy something.
Access is very good along the canal towpath for those with restricted mobility.
To sign up please download a volunteer training booking form (here) and send it to email@example.com. Non-DCRT volunteers will be charged a nominal fee of £10 to join onto the training.
Common Water-crowfoot –Scientific name: Ranunculus aquatilis
Join the Friends of the Don Valley Way as they remove the Himalayan Balsam from your river in the center of Rotherham. There may also be litter picking if there is little Balsam left.
We will be meeting at 10am and finishing at 1pm with a short break for refreshments in the middle of the day. Please wear suitable clothing and footwear for outside work. Wellies and waders will be provided on the day.
For more imformation please get in contact via our Facebook page or call Anthony Cox on 07384 543124.