A Baseline Invertebrate Survey of Crown Farm Nature Reserve, Cheshire

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The Tanyptera Project commissioned Nigel Jones to undertake an invertebrate survey of the Cheshire Wildlife Trust Nature Reserve – Crown Farm Quarry. The project was required specifically to:

i. Survey Crown Farm Nature Reserve monthly in favourable weather conditions during the main 2019 invertebrate season and early 2020 season.

ii. Deploy pitfall traps – to be emptied and re-charged fortnightly

iii. Identify and report on any current management practises that could have a detrimental effect on the status of any Nationally Rare, Scarce or Threatened invertebrate species found or any key invertebrate habitat, and any opportunities to improve / secure habitat quality and populations of scarce invertebrates in the future.

iv. Submit a final report containing all findings and suggestions for further study / future surveillance and monitoring by 30 April 2020.

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