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Grouse Count

Published: 17th February, 2015

For the last four years, the Red Grouse population on the Long Mynd has been counted by the co-ordinated efforts of volunteers at dusk on several evenings between late March and early May. Volunteers have included participants on the National Trust Introduction to Bird Watching courses, members of the local SOS, SWT and RSPB groups, National Trust Volunteers, members of the Strettons Area Community Wildlife Group, and other people interested in birds. There were 37 volunteers in 2011, 70 in 2012, 40 in 2013 and 52 in 2014.

This project has been very successful, and is being repeated in 2015. The Strettons Area Community Wildlife Group is leading the project. We want to recruit as many helpers as possible for the 2015 survey. New participants will be very welcome. Counts will be held on six successive Thursdays in April and early May. Additional dates will be arranged on other days of the week, so please sign up even if Thursdays are inconvenient. Participants do not need to come to every count. Please come to as many as you can. 

If you would like to help please contact Kate Price (National Trust Assistant Ranger) via email at: kate.price@nationaltrust.org.uk or via phone: 07972 115725