The Festival of Nature's first Bath-based BioBlitz, the largest ever wildlife survey to be held in the city, will take place at Bushey Norwood on the Bath Skyline on 23 and 24 June and it is hoped that 1,000 different species can be found in 24 hours.
The clock starts on the Friday evening, with a whole host of naturalists descending on Bushey Norwood to seek out wildlife and lead walks and sessions. There will be lots of opportunities for visitors to get involved, on both the Friday evening and the family activity day on the Saturday. No prior wildlife-identifying experience necessary, everyone welcome.
Here are three ways you can get involved and become a nature explorer for
1. Book on to a free guided walk or activity:
Be surprised by night-time creatures on Friday evening,
and join us on Saturday to discover daytime wildlife,
from birds to plants – and everything in between!
2. Develop your wildlife-recording skills in a
Led by local experts and enthusiasts, you will
learn how to identify and record particular wildlife
groups and help complete the big nature survey.
3. Drop in to see what we’ve discovered so far at base
camp (Saturday only):
Uncover the secrets of your local wildlife at BioBlitz Base Camp. With handson
activities and arts & crafts, as well as the chance to meet your local wildlife
guardians, there is something for nature explorers of all ages to discover.