The Green recovery challenge fund has brought welcome funding to support four new full time estates team members as well as an ecological project officer. The role of the team is to manage habitat on our reserves so that the invertebrate species will increase in number and overall invertebrate biodiversity can increase.

There will also be an increase in the surveying and monitoring of invertebrates across the county.

We know that invertebrates are not only important to our wellbeing due to their beauty and wonder but that they play an important role in pollination, decomposition and waste removal, biodiversity life cycles, food for other species, improving soil health and pest control. This project aims to increase the numbers of these disappearing invertebrates.

For more information about the project and to get involved in surveying and monitoring, contact Michael New, Ecological Project Officer: [email protected]