Restoring Stover Park British Dragonfly Monitoring Volunteer x6

Stover Country Park

Newton Abbot, Devon

Volunteer • Part Time

Sectors: conservation & wildlife, ecology

Closing date: Tuesday, 30th April 2024   7 days left

Role description: Learn to identify and help monitor dragonfly species at Stover Country Park over a 3 year period

When: Between May 2024 and September 2025

Where: Stover Country Park, Newton Abbot, TQ12 6QG

Commitment: Available 1 day per month on 6 occasions each year, May-Sept 2023 - 2025 (3 year commitment required)

Positions available: 6

Supported by: British Dragonfly Society and Restoring Stover Park – Community Engagement Officer

Tasks and activities:

  • To attend a training day to gain knowledge of Stover’s dragonfly and damselfly species and monitoring techniques
  • To assist in monitoring and recording the dragonfly and damselfly populations at Stover Country Park through observations at the water’s edge

Training and Skills Received:

  • Identification and survey training from a renowned Dragonfly expert.
  • Experience in surveying species in the field.
  • Receive a years free membership for the British Dragonfly Society.

Personal qualities and experience:

  • 16-25 years old, living in the Newton Abbot area
  • Good attention to small detail
  • Commitment to the project
  • Willingness and interest to learn
  • Interest in wildlife
  • Ability to travel to / from Stover Country Park independently
  • Physically able to access the uneven terrain next to the water

This post is part of the Restoring Stover Park project funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund. Access to all relevant equipment will be provided, including binoculars and camera. Reasonable expenses may be claimed.

For more information or to apply email [email protected] or call 01626 835236.

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