Habitat work on seven heathland sites that will create four new ponds, restore seven ponds and enhance 16 terrestrial habitats. We are part-way to creating 2ha and restoring 6.4ha of heathland.
We will be hosting open days at Parkwood Springs on 29th July 2017 and Shirebrook Nature Reserve on 5th August 2017. On these days we will be running a range of activities to encourage people to take action for the conservation of our native amphibians and reptiles.
Our training programme has delivered theoretical and practical training sessions and will continue into next year. Training is delivered to existing volunteer groups and to new groups set-up by Froglife.
Tadpoles in the Classroom activities have been undertaken at several schools, overall we will be delivering a total of 72 school and site sessions involving a minimum of 150 school children.
Works to four of the seven project sites have now been completed, with pond restorations taking place at Parkwood Springs and Holbrook Marsh along with the creation of new ponds at both those sites and on Shirebrook Nature Reserve. Extensive heathland restoration works have been undertaken at Holbrook Heath with smaller areas also restored at Parkwood Springs and Shirebrook Nature Reserve.