14th/15th October 2016
Marine Biological Association, Plymouth, PL1 2PB
Become a wildlife explorer for a day and discover what’s living right on your doorstep by joining in at your local BioBlitz event. Our team of experienced naturalists and wildlife watchers need your help to find and identify as many different species of birds, bugs, plants and beasties as we can before the clock runs out. Just like a real scientific expedition, everything we find will be documented and passed on to local and national databases that monitor our local wildlife. With interactive activities for kids, grown-ups, beginners and experts alike there is something for everyone at a BioBlitz.
At the Plymouth Hoe BioBlitz you can explore the amazing location of Plymouth Hoe as we discover what wildlife lives directly on your doorstep!
Drop in and see us on the day or email firstname.lastname@example.org to get an up to date programme for some amazing activities including:
School sessions, Rockpool rambles, Bat walks, Bug hunts, Plankton safaris, Snorkel safaris, Wildlife surveys, Plant walks, Interactive stands and displays, Mini-missions, Competitions and so much more!
• Start – 10AM on 14th October
• Finish – 3PM on 15th October
Plymouth is easily accessible by car, bus and train. Plymouth lies immediately to the south of the A38 into Cornwall. Leave the A38 at the A374 exit and keep following the ‘City Centre’ signs and then ‘Sea Front’. Follow signs to ‘The Hoe’. The MBA is next to the Royal Citadel at the east corner of the Hoe (big green area with red and white striped lighthouse) overlooking the sea. If using SatNav our postcode is PL1 2PB. Please note parking is limited but there are spaces along the sea front and car parks nearby. Buses arrive in Plymouth at Bretonside Bus Station, which is about 15 minutes walk from the MBA. If arriving by train, follow the pedestrian signs for the City Centre, and then the Hoe. The walk from the station takes about 20 minutes and is partly uphill.
Partly accessible to pushchairs and wheelchair users – The MBA Basecamp and parks are accessible to pushchair and wheelchair users. The beach is only accessible by several steep steps.
Get in touch
This event is being run in partnership with Plymouth University Marine Institute.
Avon Wildlife Trust
Bath & North East Somerset Council
BBC Natural History Unit
Bristol City Council
Bristol Zoo Gardens
University of Bath
University of Bristol
University of the West of England
Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust
The Natural History Consortium is a charitable collaboration between these member organisations.
Engaging people with the natural world through collaborative action. Reg Charity 1123432