[email protected] is an initiative formed by BAS staff. Adopting current NERC Biodiversity policy and working closely with BAS Estates and Environment Office teams, its goal is to assist with the management of the BAS Cambridge site.
The emphasis is on preserving existing wildlife habitats and working to sustain and enhance biodiversity. The group has placed bird boxes in various places across the site; look out for robin, great tit, blue tit, kestrel and tawny owl activity around these. Teams have been working, cutting back brambles and other invasive species from the meadow adjacent to the main entrance, and generating open water areas in our pond. We use low impact, environmentally safe management techniques (spades, shovels and shears!).
The key objective is to identify and implement management techniques which will as far as possible be sympathetic to wildlife and encourage native species, in order to sustain and enhance biodiversity across the BAS Cambridge site. As part of this initiative we will be recording, mapping and regularly reviewing habitats and species during the year, and writing about it in the internal magazine Icesheet.
We have cameras in nest boxes of blue tits and kestrels.
If these are running a live stream they will start at sunrise, stop at sunset, and in order to work effectively with Vimeo will close down for 10 minutes at 11.30 and 14.30 local time.