A group of helpers, the 'Green Team' have been recruited from ANS members and some non-members. About eight people help regularly. Our objective has been to maintain and enhance the diversity of habitats and to manage the site for vulnerable species such as Water Vole. A very important task is to record the species on site.
Regular surveys are necessary to record the biodiversity status and monitor changes over time. Some of these are scheduled as part of the Green Team's programme whilst others, such as butterfly surveys throughout the summer, are undertaken by individuals. We also welcome cooperation with specialists groups, for example the Fungus Survey of Oxfordshire who joined us for a fungal survey of the Willow Carr area in 2013.