Surrey wildlife rangers tweet from field

Window-winged caddis fly The rare window-winged caddis fly has been spotted at Chobham Common

Related Stories

Wildlife rangers are turning to social media to give insights into their day-to-day work which mostly goes unseen.

Surrey Wildlife Trust (SWT) said it currently chatted to thousands of people on social media to share news and answer questions.

But because many staff worked outside and away from the office, much of their crucial work went unreported, it said.

Smartphones have been handed out to four staff who are tweeting from the field on Saturday, SWT said.

They are using the trust's existing Twitter feed.

Digital marketing officer Marcus Wehrle said the trust wanted people to know how it spent their donations, and also hoped to reach a younger audience.

Marsh gentian Chobham Common has more than 300 species of wild flowers

Rangers will be sending news, pictures and footage of everything from community pond building events to the "amazing wildlife" spotted on the trust's sites, he added.

The trust's sites cover 10,000 acres of the county and include Norbury Park, Newlands Corner and Chobham Common, which is said to be the largest national nature reserve in the South East.

More on This Story

Related Stories

[an error occurred while processing this directive]

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites

BBC Surrey

Weather

Guildford

27 °C 18 °C

Features & Analysis

  • Stained glass of man with swordFrance 1 England 0

    The most important battle you have probably never heard of


  • Golden retriever10 things

    Dogs get jealous, and nine more nuggets from the week's news


  • Pro-Israel demonstrators shout slogans while protesting in Berlin - 25 July 2014Holocaust guilt

    Gaza conflict leaves Germans confused over who to support


  • The emir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-SabahFreedoms fear

    Growing concern for rights as Kuwait revokes citizenships


Elsewhere on the BBC

  • CastleRoyal real estate

    No longer reserved for kings and queens, some find living in a castle simply divine

Programmes

  • Leader of Hamas Khaled MeshaalHARDtalk Watch

    BBC exclusive: Hamas leader on the eagerness to end bloodshed in Gaza

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.