Calling all minibeast detectives, plant enthusiasts and nature lovers! We need your help at our annual Bioblitz on Saturday 18 June when we will be discovering all of the insects, plants, birds and mammals that call the Trust home. We’ve planned lots of fun activities for you to get involved with and discover more about biodiversity at the Trust, so you don’t need to be an expert already!
Join us on Saturday 18 June when alongside our normal daily activities, you can join in with the below activities at no extra cost:
|All day||Collect an ID sheet and practice your identification skills from the Trust Shop and keep a note of all the amazing species you spot throughout your visit. Make sure you check in with the team in the Investigation Station regularly to add species to the list they’ll be collecting.|
|10:30-11:30am||Discover moths and pollinators. Help us identify the species found in the moth trap that we’ll have left out overnight. We’ll also have plenty of information about how you can encourage pollinators into your garden.|
|12:15-2pm||Investigate bird boxes and bug hotels. We’ll be sharing all we’ve learnt about building bird boxes and bug hotels over many years so that you can create your own at home to encourage in the local birds and creepy crawlies!|
|3-3:45pm||Explore a magical underwater world of fascinating species as we discover the species of flora and fauna living in our ponds. We’ll also be sharing some handy tips of how you can build a wildlife pond of your own!|
A BioBlitz is a great opportunity to get your family out in nature and to join us as we survey our grounds to discover the many different species of plants and animals that call the Trust home. The results of these surveys help us to better understand how special our grounds are and how best to protect all the species that live here.
“Whatever the size and scope of a BioBlitz event, it can produce valuable data which can be submitted to local and national data collection centres. Since 2012, BIAZA members have recorded over 1000 plant species and 2000 wild animal species on our sites!”