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, 1 November 2017

28/10/17 - Aviva Community Awards

Exciting news - The Friends of the Lower Derwent Valley (FoLDV) have been short listed in the Aviva Community Awards, in a bid to provide scientific equipment to help study the international bird populations of the valley, through ringing and radio/satellite tracking. Not only will this help us to provide suitable management and conditions, but it will also help us delve into the international wanderings and conservation needs on a wider global scale, such as our recent work on Whimbrel, which lead to the production of the children’s book, Winston’s Journey. Not only that, the project is also aimed at engaging local communities, taking the results into schools and working alongside local groups to collect the data – a real community driven project. Having got through the initial rounds, we now need your votes to help secure the funding. Voting is fairly straight forward and only takes a couple of minutes, please click on the link below, register your e-mail address and then add your votes (you’re allowed 10) – all 10 to our project would be fantastic! Please do take the time to vote and please share, forward, retweet and generally spread the word and encourage others to do so – thank you and fingers crossed for a win! https://community-fund.aviva.co.uk/voting/project/view/17-1914

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