Join Debbie Frazer from the Barnstaple and District Devon Wildlife Trust Group to discover the magic of wildlife you can find through the window and out the door. Debbie will cover what she has been recording in her own garden and local patch as well as how and why you too can become a ‘citizen scientist’. Debbie will look at some of the easy ways to take part and record wildlife data such as using the Garden Bird Watch, Garden Bird Feeding Survey and IRecord which inform wildlife organisations conservation projects.
There will also be a chance to ask your questions to the speaker at the end of the presentation.
This online meeting will be held using Zoom. Participants will be sent joining instructions shortly before the meeting.
About the Presenter:
Debbie has been recording wildlife since she was a child and been a keen wildlife gardener and photographer for many years. Citizen Science has enabled her to combine all three interests. She has done recording for the BTO ( British Trust for Ornithology) through the Garden Bird Watch and Garden Bird Feeding Survey for over 25 years. She has also more recently been recording birds in areas around the Taw Estuary for the Bird Track survey. She is a “ Bee Walker “ for the Bumble Bee Conservation Trust regularly monitoring walks in Barnstaple Town Centre and at Rosemoor . She was part of a team of volunteers recording for Uppacott Wood one of the local Devon Wildlife Trust reserves and has done a range of recording and surveys at other sites. Last year she started recording mostly insect visitors to her garden in Fremington using IRecord. She has also done a range of voluntary work including leading guided walks in places in Sussex such as the Ashdown Forest , Woods Mill and RSPB Pulborough Brooks as well as in recent years North Devon. She has also helped arrange activities with the Barnstaple and District Local Group of the Devon Wildlife Trust for around 24 years. Having recently retired ( from full time paid employment ) she is keen to spend more time getting more knowledge of the environment around North Devon her home for over 25 years.