Heathland warden Amy took part in a Purbeck Heaths National Nature Reserve (NNR) wildlife recorders workshop and heathland walk on the 19th January.
The event was an opportunity to discuss priorities for wildlife recording and monitoring across the new ‘super’ NNR for the future and learn about a similar recorders project from Somerset. It kicked off on Zoom, with talks from Ian Alexander (Natural England), David Brown (National Trust) and Philip Thorpe (Natural England, and a workshop to help shape plans for a new Purbeck Heaths Natural History Forum. This was then followed by a guided walk across Rempstone and Newton Heath, led by Doug Ryder from the Rempstone Estate and Mark Warn from Forestry England.
The workshop was a great chance to meet various members of the public who regularly devote their free time to wildlife recording and to also catch up with many of the UHP partner organisations who are working together to make the new NNR a success.