Morden Hall Park Bioblitz

Child with magnifying glass on bug hunt

THIS INFORMATION IS ABOUT THE 2016 BIOBLITZ. PLEASE REFER TO THE 2018 BIOBLITZ PAGE FOR CURRENT DETAILS. Bring the whole family to Morden Hall Park's Bioblitz Saturday 4 June from 10am-4pm. Learn all about nature and the different animals in the park as we do our best to count as many species as possible.

What's a bioblitz?

 
A bioblitz is a 24 hour (or 28 hour in our case) race against the clock to record as many different species as possible in a given area.  We held our first bioblitz last year and counted 457 different species of birds, bugs and mammals and this year we're hoping to do even better.
 
A perfect match
Bioblitz bug identification
A perfect match

 

What to expect

 
Our bioblitz is totally free to attend and is made up of a wide range of activites for all ages running from 10am-4pm.  We'll have a basecamp where we tally all of the species we find, but you'll be spending loads of time out in the park with different wildlife experts.  
 
Green Academies Project volunteer Jacko teaches bug hunting with young teens

Activities on offer

  • River dipping
  • Make your own wildlife recording diary
  • Tree walk
  • Snail walk
  • Bee keeping demonstration
  • Wetlands walk
  • And many more...
 

You'll need to sign up to most activities on the day, and some you need to book in advance online.  Check out our full timetable for all the information you need.

Full Bioblitz timetable (PDF / 0.095703125MB) download

 
Grab one of our giant nets and see what bugs you can find
Boy in green meadow with large bug catching net
Grab one of our giant nets and see what bugs you can find