Monitoring of the Marsh
When people think of wildlife watching on Romney Marsh, most would head for Dungeness, but there is fantastic wildlife all around if you know what you’re looking for. The ditches are home to rare plants such as tubular water dropwort and Marsh mallow. Rare bees can be found all across the marsh and buzzards can be seen soaring overhead.
This project is all about teaching local people to recognise the wildlife that is all around them. We are working in partnership with Kent and Sussex Records Centres to put on a series of training courses and organise a network of recorders to gather as much information about the wildlife of the marsh as possible. This feeds into the other projects and will be useful for planning projects into the future. Perhaps it will even spark some budding naturalists to get more involved with nature conservation. Click the Wildlife Recording Tab!
Monitoring of the Marsh contributes to Restore project theme.
The are opportunities to become volunteer wildlife surveyors. Check out the Wildlife Recording Page for more information.
COMING SOON! A programme of events and workshops on the species of Romney Marsh.
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It is planned to create a number of short films about Romney Marsh during the life of the scheme and this will include recording the progress of the projects. Go to the film footage page to get details of the films we have produced so far.
Help us reach 100,000 wildlife sightings!
To find out more including how to get involved contact the project team.