Islanders are being invited to learn more about Jersey’s pondlife and how to monitor species at the annual Pondwatch JE training session next month.
The free session includes a showcase of the species of newt, toad, and frog found locally, as well as different invertebrate and plant species to look out for. It also includes a talk on how to get involved with species recording and surveying. The annual event is back “in person” this year, having run online in 2021 due to Covid.
Pondwatch is a citizen science scheme to help monitor the health of ponds and amphibian populations. The data feeds into the Jersey Biodiversity Centre, helping to build an evidence base for further research, and informing policy and strategy on the protection of Jersey’s natural resources.
The Pondwatch JE training event, at the Frances Le Sueur Centre in St Ouen’s Bay, is on Saturday 12 February 2022 (10am to 2pm).
Islanders can register for the session online via the Eventbrite page: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/pondwatch-je-training-2022-tickets-239982924387