Volunteer Butterfly Surveyor - Wild Ingleborough

Yorkshire Wildlife Trust

Ribblehead, Ingleborough, Yorkshire Dales

Volunteer • Part Time


Sectors: conservation & wildlife, ecology

Closing date: Not specified, apply soon!

Wild Ingleborough is a multi-partner, landscape-scale conservation project creating a wilder future for this part of the Yorkshire Dales, and you can be a part of helping this happen! Although Wild Ingleborough was only launched in 2021, the project builds on decades of work across the same sites by Natural England and Yorkshire Wildlife Trust. Butterfly monitoring is part of this, and the project has set up new transects to add to Natural England’s butterfly monitoring in the area.

You will be assisting with butterfly surveys on Yorkshire Wildlife Trust’s Wild Ingleborough project, to maintain accurate records of butterflies across the project area to inform future management.

You will do this by being involved in the following:

  • An informal chat with a member of the team on procedures and methods.
  • Reading through and agreeing to lone working procedure and relevant risk assessments.
  • Reading and understanding the UKBMS Field Guidance Notes for Butterfly Transects, and UKBMS Summary Information for Recorders documents.
  • Submitting transect data through the UKBMS online data entry system.

The transects are in and around Ingleborough National Nature Reserve, North Yorkshire, at Selside Outdoor Centre and Ribblehead Quarry.

We are looking for volunteers who can carry out between one survey a week and one a month between May and September 2024. 

Find out more & apply