Waxcaps will be resurveyed again later this year, looking for those poorly understood undisturbed grassland loving mushrooms again. This is independent voluntary activity with folks going out with an app or other survey stuff and recording any waxcapps they see within the Cairngorms National Park for us. Please contact us for more information if this interests you.
Plantlife Scotland co-ordinate the National Plant Monitoring Scheme (NPMS) in Scotland, and are looking for volunteers in Orkney. The NPMS is a new UK-wide plant monitoring scheme designed to build up data on habitat health. It is organised and funded by a partnership of the BSBI, Plantlife, the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, and the JNCC. Anyone interested in nature who can identify plants, or who is keen to learn, can take part. Volunteers adopt a kilometre square and survey small plots within this kilometre. Plantlife occasionally has opportunities for Flora Guardian volunteers but there are none currently in Orkney.
Experience required: Willingness to learn and take up the training before starting. If under 18 and you'd like to get involved you must be accompanied by a guardian.
Minimum age: 18