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.
There are plans to hold Tuesday moth trapping sessions on various Wiltshire Wildlife Trust reserves. If you are interested please register as a volunteer and email [email protected]. When sites are booked we will get in touch to invite you and you can come along to see these beautiful and important insects. Feel free to bring your own moth trap too if you have one.
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Discover more about the Action For Insects Project in our project blog.