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BioBlitz at Dunsbury

Join us in a family-friendly one-day race against the clock to photograph as much nature as we can to contribute to a scientific survey recording the changing state of nature. For kids there are nature trails, fossils, barn owl poo and skulls!

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

This year's BioBlitz is at a really exciting location for wildlife and we’d love you to be part of it. We took on care of The Dunsbury Estate above Compton Bay in 2015. Since then, we've set about evolving it from intensive farming to a wildlife-rich landscape that’s farmed in a more sustainable way. Join us to discover the species that are now calling this area home. Will you spot the rare Glanville fritillary butterfly, see skylarks or cat’s ear? All you need to do is photograph plants and animals you see on your phone, and our seasoned naturalists will help identify them. Visit the mobile lab and microscopes, or join a Grass Safari guided walk. For kids there are nature trails, fossils, barn owl poo pellets and skulls! This drop-in event is suitable for all ages, nature beginners and experts. It’s dog-friendly too (dogs to be kept on leads). You’ll be contributing to a proper scientific survey that’s recording the changing state of nature.

Please park at Hanover Point car park at Compton Bay PO30 4HB



Event ticket prices

This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.

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The basics


Children of all ages are welcome

Meeting point

Please park at Hanover Point car park at Compton Bay PO30 4HB

What to bring and wear

Please wear clothing suitable for the weather and sturdy shoes.


There is level access in car park and to the BioBlitz displays. Uneven terrain and rough ground on walks and trails from the car park there will be uneven terrain and rough ground, not suitable for standard wheelchairs and pushchairs, but maybe suitable for all terrain wheelchairs and pushchairs.

Contact info

Paul Davies, Area Ranger

Upcoming events


Compton Bay Fossil Walks 

Various dates through the summer holidays. Join Wight Coast Fossils at Compton Bay and travel back in time 130 million years to the Cretaceous period as you discover the fossils of the Compton coast.

Event summary

30 Jul to 29 Aug 2024
10:00 to 11:00
+ 23 other dates or times