Welcome to the LDV NNR ringing blog, this blog is designed to share the experiences, findings and tales from a group of dedicated ringers. We specialise in conservation orientated research projects, largely focusing on wildfowl, waders, owls and birds of conservation concern, in and around the Vale of York NNR's.

NB - Whilst the purpose of this blog was initially designed to cover our nationally important wildfowl ringing activities, regular readers may have noticed the increase in posts detailing wildlife found across the valley (ranging from plants, fungi, butterflies, dragonflies & other invertebrates). Ringing posts will hopefully resume over the winter months, and will run alongside wildlife and work posts.

Wednesday, 28 June 2017

11/06/17 - National Volunteer Week

This week has been National Volunteer Week – an annual celebration of the fantastic contribution millions of volunteers make across the UK, which leaves us thinking where we would be without our team… more than likely sinking under an ever increasing backlog of jobs! Over the last few weeks our small, but fantastic group of volunteers, have been busy helping us undertake a number of tasks on the reserve and surrounding area, from weed wiping, spraying, nest box making, extracting and processing timber, surveying, fencing, trimming paths, painting hides, goose gathering, litter picking, gardening, helping with corporate work days/events and finally ragwort pulling. We honestly couldn’t have got it all done without the extra help, so a big thank you to our team for giving up their time and getting stuck in to whatever task they face, and always arriving with a smile – even in the winter when it’s freezing cold, raining and blowing a gale! If any of the above appeals and you fancy doing your bit for the environment (whilst also making new friends and helping your own health and well-being), then please feel free to get in touch.


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