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Wildlife Monitoring Group

The Paxton Pits Wildlife Monitoring Group undertakes numerous surveys of flora and fauna throughout the Spring, Summer and Autumn around the Pits. The data collected help support the management decisions to maximise the biodiversity around the Reserve.
WMG Monthly Programme 2017 (download the WMG programme)  

Meet at the Visitors’ Centre at 0930.  All surveys last around 3 hours. Bring a packed lunch for the post-survey debrief. 

Saturday 8th April - Signs of Spring on the Heron Trail

Saturday 29th April - A look at what’s happening in East Scrub

Tuesday 16th May - See what’s coming through in the Moorings Meadow

Saturday 10th June - Looking at the late spring plants and insects in the Meadow

Tuesday 4th July - Dragonflies and Damselflies in the Meadow and beyond

Saturday 22nd July - A look at the Arable Fields

Tuesday 15th August - Return visit to the ‘Lafarge Meadow’

Tuesday 5th September - A return visit to the Great Meadow to look for changes

Saturday 14th October - Annual fungi survey

Saturday November TBA - Bird survey