Connecting for Nature

Keeping Yorkshire folk in touch with their local biodiversity news


A selection of volunteering opportunities across the Connecting for Nature area (and close by) will be provided here in due course.

If your group or project needs volunteers and would like to provide a listing here please contact us

Butterfly Surveys – A number of survey schemes for butterflies (and moths) are run by Butterfly Conservation and their local Branch BC Yorkshire. See Butterfly Conservation – recording and monitoring for details. See also the blog post about BC Transects and iRecord Butterflies app. BC Yorkshire

Invasive species volunteers – The Yorkshire Derwent Catchment Partnership is undertaking surveys and practical work to identify, map and where practical eradicate invasive non native species (INNS for short) on watercourse in the Derwent Catchment. Contact Yorkshire Wildlife Trust to ask about current volunteering opportunities on INNS projects.

Turtle Dove surveyors – The Turtle Dove is a very special summer visitor to North Yorkshire’s forests, farmland and villages, doing rather well in our patch against a background of severe UK population declines. This has inspired a funded project to research the bird’s particular needs and habitats in our locale, and to put in place positive conservation measures. The North Yorkshire Turtle Dove Project needs committed birders who can survey for Turtle Doves in the very early hours after daybreak when the bird’s are most likely to be calling. Contact the Turtle Dove Project Officer Richard Baines for more information on the volunteer opportunities for 2019