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Wildlife Wardens SPRING 2023 UPDATE

ARTICLE SOURCE: Jess Carter. Play Your Part For Wildlife - Join The Mid Devon Wildlife Warden Scheme Today!

Do you need support to help nature to thrive in your parish?

The Mid Devon Wildlife Warden Scheme exists to support parishes in Mid Devon with environmental projects focusing on nature, gardens, public spaces and farming. We offer a simple induction training session and provide opportunities for wildlife wardens to attend talks by experts and visits in the field as well as gaining access to unlimited support.  If you would like to chat more about how we can help, please contact Mid Devon Wildlife Warden Coordinator, Jess Carter, on or 07722 301375. Email to be kept up to date with what's on via the mailing list!

What does being a Wildlife Warden involve?
  • A few hours of training and induction and then as little or as much time as you would like (just a few hours a month)
  • Championing wildlife in your area - this could mean working on a specific project with others or contributing to a range of nature projects and community events
  • Working together with 2-5 other Wildlife Wardens representing wildlife in your parish
  • Reporting in to the MDWWS Coordinator and Parish Council on a monthly basis 
  • Being part of a District-wide scheme offering support and training
Our Next Wildlife Warden Induction Training session: 'What's A Wildlife Warden?' is on Monday 6th March via Zoom Book here.
In terms of projects that Wildlife Wardens have been doing, they include the following:
- Wildflower meadow creation
- Tree planting
- Soil testing
- Water testing
- Hedge-laying workshops
- Re-Wilding
- Habitat management on parish land
- Re-Wilding churchyards
- Ancient Woodland surveying
- Fungi forays
- Swift watching
- Bioblitzes
This is by no means an exhaustive list. We run a variety of talks and training sessions each month and will be joining up with some of the visits that Mid Devon Wildlife does too as the season progresses. 
If you would like to do more for nature and wildlife in your parish, and could do with some extra support, please do get in touch and book on to the next 'What's A Wildlife Warden' session - this will give you plenty of background information and the introductory training you need to be a Wildlife Warden. 
Junior Wildlife Warden Scheme
We are also looking to roll out the Junior Wildlife Warden Scheme to young people across Devon. If you know of any young people, groups or schools that might like to join our wildlife detectives club with activities, meet-ups and leader-boards then do get in touch with us too!
Best wishes for wildlife,
MD Wildlife warden 1
Mid Devon WW 2


SOURCE: Jess Carter.