Yorkshire Wildlife Trust needs your help stock checking!

Yorkshire Wildlife Trust manages almost 100 reserves, restoring biodiversity, protecting habitats and wildlife and providing wonderful opportunities for visitors to get close up and see some of our most enthralling wildlife.

Part of the management of many of our grassland, fen and heathland reserves is carried out by grazing animals. Grazing helps control competitive plant species that can out-compete the finer, more interesting species of grass and wildflower that we seek to encourage. Livestock on the reserves need to be checked on three to four times a week to ensure that their health is good, and that they are still all there. No previous knowledge or experience is necessary, but you need to feel confident being around grazing animals, and any past experience or knowledge of stock is welcome.

Commitment: Dependent on the reserve. Usually a couple of hours a week for a time period between 6 weeks to 6 months.

Contact volunteering@ywt.org.uk for more information or call 01904 659570