Life on the Yealm 

The MBA is working with people living in the River Yealm Catchment (Devon) to develop citizen science surveys and events on and around the Yealm Estuary. We will be working with local schools and community groups on a series of events between January and November 2018, all with the aim of improving understanding and appreciation of life in the Yealm. 

If you live in Devon or Cornwall then join us in identifying the species that live in and around the Yealm estuary in South Devon, with its seagrass beds, creeks, sea cliffs and ancient woodlands. If you are able to,  join us at these community training events:

5th June | Fun Wildlife Survey Techniques For All | 4:30pm - 6:30pm | Brookings Down Wood | Bug hunting and an introduction to wildlife recording apps https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/yealm-fun-wildlife-survey-techniques-for-all-ages-registration-45894424459

5th June | Woodland Assessment  Technique & Training | 6:30pm - 8:30pm | Brookings Down Wood | Training for anyone wishing to get involved in studying and monitoring the health of local woodland habitathttps://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/yealm-woodland-assessment-technique-training-registration-45897212799

17th June | Identifying and Surveying the Yealm’s Tidal Shore Life | 10:30am - 5pm | Noss Mayo - Venue TBC | Workshop and field trip. Training for anyone wishing to become more involved in studying and monitoring the health of estuarine and marine environment | https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/yealm-identifying-and-surveying-the-tidal-shore-life-tickets-45900070346

26th June | Wildlife Monitoring Techniques Training | 6:30pm - 9pm | Newton Down Solar Farm | Training for anyone wishing to become more involved in studying and monitoring the health of local grass and meadow habitathttps://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/yealm-wildlife-survey-technique-training-registration-45898599948

13th - 14th July | Yealm BioBlitz 2018 | 24 hour celebration and inventory of the Yealm’s wildlife. Various activities throughouthttps://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/yealm-bioblitz-2018-registration-44403174089

To Find out more about the MBA's 2018 BioBlitz visit our BioBlitz Page

Or email john.green@mba.ac.uk to be put on a mailing list to receive details.

And keep up-to-date via our Facebook page @lifeontheyealm  Or on Twitter and instagram with #LifeOnTheYealm or #MBABioBlitz

This project has been made possible thanks to funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund. A full list of funders and supporting organisations can be viewed at HERE