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BioBlitz: a biodiversity survey

Join our BioBlitz event and help us find and identify the many species of plants, animals, fungi and other organisms that live in the grounds of Gawthorpe Hall.

  • Booking essential
  • Free event

9am - Moth Morning in the Walled Garden (Meet outside Hall) Check the moth traps to see what moth species fly around overnight.

10am - Butterfly Transect through the grounds (Meet in Walled Garden) Carry out a 2km butterfly transect through the grounds, recording any butterfly species we see onsite.

11am - Woodland Walk with National Trust Ranger (Meet outside Hall) Come for a walk with Ranger through the grounds and learn about the biodiversity present on site. Learn about the different tree species and the highs and lows of woodland ecology.

12am - Walled Garden BioBlitz (Meet in Walled Garden) The main sampling of the day, join us as we assess the biodiversity in the Walled Garden. Sweep netting, beat trays, botanical surveys, and grubbing about to identify the many plants and invertebrates that are present in the grounds. Some ID sheets and sampling material is provided, but please feel free to bring your own. The main invertebrate groups will be spiders, molluscs, insects, woodlice, springtails and earthworms.

3pm - Woodland Ecology Walk and Talk (Meet in Walled Garden) Come for a more in-depth walk with a National Trust Ranger through the wider estate and learn about the challenges of conservation and what work is being carried out to improve biodiversity. Discover the different types of woodland present onsite and learn about the different ancient woodland features found here.

Times

The basics

Booking details

Call 0344 249 1895

Suitability

Family friendly event

Meeting point

Meeting Point: Moth morning- Outside the Hall Butterfly transect- Meet at the Walled Garden entrance Woodland Walk- Outside the Hall BioBlitz- Walled Garden Ecology walk- Walled Garden

What to bring and wear

Sturdy footwear and weather appropriate clothing.

Accessibility

Moth mornings will be fairly stationary in the Walled Garden. Butterfly transect includes footpaths where ground is mostly even, but is not wheelchair accessible. Woodland walk is accessible for prams and follows the main paths. Bioblitz is mostly grass footpaths through the Walled Garden. Ecology walk involves heading off the main paths and into the woods where the ground may be uneven.

Other

Please note you do not need to attend all sessions or stay for the full session.

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