Volunteer to spot some deer

VOLUNTEERS are needed to help count the number of deer living in a Suffolk wood.The deer count at Wolves Wood RSPB reserve near Hadleigh will continue with work started at the wood several years ago.

VOLUNTEERS are needed to help count the number of deer living in a Suffolk wood.

The deer count at Wolves Wood RSPB reserve near Hadleigh will continue with work started at the wood several years ago.

Counts were held every other year for six years during the 1990s and are now being started again to see if there has been any changes to the deer population.

Enough volunteers to form a line of people to walk through the wood is needed.

The line will flush out the deer, meaning they can be spotted and recorded.

In previous counts, more than 40 volunteers counted 30 roe deer and nine muntjacs. Other rarely seen wildlife was also spotted.

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Mark Nowers, RSPB warden for Wolves Wood said: "This is a wonderful opportunity to experience an ancient woodland at the best time of day and at one of the finest times of the year.

"Volunteers will be able to walk through parts of the reserve that are normally not accessible to members of the public."

Anyone interested in helping should contact Mr Nowers as it is important to know how many people will be arriving on the day.

For more information about the count, which will be held at 6am on March 12, contact Mark Nowers on 01473 328006.

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