Biodiversity

Our Local Nature Map: Spring 2021

View from Windmill Hill, Upper Beeding

Before undertaking any biodiversity or conservation project it is important to get to know and understand the area that you are working with. You need to find out what is already there; to actually look at what you have. Only then can you put together a vision of what you would like to have. Then you can plan how you are going to get from one to the other.

How do you find out what you have got? 

You do a survey of the local area and, in this case, record all the different habitats you find and then you turn this data into a Nature Map which everyone can understand and use.

And you use lots of people to help collect the information you need. People like you.

Children by the River Adur, Upper Beeding

So, in the Spring 2021 we are sending out trained volunteers, with OS maps and coloured pens to cover an area of a mile and a half around Steyning, Bramber and Beeding to record the different habitats they come across. Simple!

We are still looking for enthusiastic volunteers to help with the mapping, you’ll be trained so don’t worry about knowledge and experience. If interested contact Action Group Co-ordinator Ronnie 

We’ve already had first training session (video below), the next will be out in the field, date to be confirmed due to COVID restrictions.

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