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Waiting for Godwits

Waiting for Godwits While many of the project team are either still furloughed or working from home under house arrest, it’s been more challenging for the project this season than anyone could have predicted. As with so many of our activities which sadly either had to be postponed or cancelled altogether, monitoring of godwits had...

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What does a Godwit Scientist do in Lockdown?

What Does a Godwit Scientist do in Lockdown? Project Godwit's latest blog post is by Mo Verhoeven, RSPB Senior Research Assistant. On January 14th this year, Jelle Loonstra and I handed in our joint PhD on “The behaviour and ecology of the Black-tailed Godwit”. The next day, I was on an airplane to Chile with...

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#StagWeekend 5th – 7th June – Celebrate and save threatened Stag beetles

#StagWeekend 5th – 7th June – Celebrate and save threatened Stag beetles On 5th – 7th June alongside the People’s Trust for Endangered Species (PTES) we will be launching a Stag Weekend with a difference – and one that you can take part in during lockdown too! Guest blogger Laura Bower, Conservation Officer at PTES,...

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Up Close with Godwits

Up Close with Godwits - An Interview with Amelia Bennet-Margrave In our latest blog, WWT Engagement Officer Jess Owen interviews Amelia Bennet-Margrave who joined Project Godwit’s head-starting team for the 2019 breeding season at WWT Welney as an Assistant Aviculturist. Jess asked Amelia about her experiences of working up close with the godwits. How did...

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Good Godwit News

Good Godwit News It hasn’t been easy for the team at Project Godwit to get a good handle on what the godwits have been up to so far this season, for obvious reasons. When the coronavirus crisis emerged many team members became furloughed and most of the remaining team were confined to quarters. Thankfully, however,...

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Lockdown diaries

It’s blazing hot, my legs are starting to cramp and sharp limestone is digging into my knees, but I can’t move too often for fear of starting a landslide. Perched half-way up a scree slope peering intently into the calyx of a flower only a couple of inches tall to see how ripe the seeds...

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Red Hemp-nettle on Cleeve Common and Beyond

It’s blazing hot, my legs are starting to cramp and sharp limestone is digging into my knees, but I can’t move too often for fear of starting a landslide. Perched half-way up a scree slope peering intently into the calyx of a flower only a couple of inches tall to see how ripe the seeds...

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Life as a Narrow-headed Ant Volunteer

Being a conservation volunteer on the Narrow-headed Ant project... I have always been a passionate nature lover and concerned by the damage we have done to our beautiful planet. So, last year I did some environmental recovery work abroad and when I came back I wanted to continue to volunteer in some way and give...

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Taking Project Godwit into Schools

Taking Project Godwit into Schools Jess Owen, Project Godwit Engagement Officer at WWT Welney, talks about our work to engage local communities. When the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis is over, we look forward to continuing with our engagement work in due course when it is safe to do so, following Government advice. Class 2 at Denver...

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The Heath in Spring

The Heath in Spring: As the days start to get lighter and the sun starts to warm, there’s the sense of spring in the air. The gorse on the heath is flowering, its bright yellow flowers amongst the spiky green spine like leaves opening up and releasing their distinctive coconut scent and a great source...

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