On a bright and sunny Saturday 29 September 2012, Dane Valley Woods volunteers teamed up with Canterbury Christ Church University (CCCU) in an exciting new partnership, to try and identify the extent of biodiversity on the site. A base of operations was set up nearby on the green under DVW’s newly purchased giant gazebo, with a whole range of analysis tools including laptops, microscopes and reference books. Three groups, each lead by experts in their field, were then sent into the woods to see what they could find…..
The exciting news is that all the results have been analysed by the university’s team (pictured on the day below, with DVW volunteers), and have now been published on our website in the ‘Wildlife’ section, here.
A big thank you to everyone who took part and helped organise, particularly Deborah, Hannah & Judy of CCCU – we particularly enjoyed the fish n chips! The university has also written about this event on their excellent Grapevine+ blog , you can read more here.