Parkhurst Forest

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Friday 2nd June

Parkhurst Forest, PO30 5UL

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.

What’s happening

At Go wild in Parkhurst Forest you can explore the amazing woodland as we celebrate wildlife.

Drop in and see us on the day for some amazing activities including:

Wildlife walks, talks and displays, Bug Hoovering, Birdsong walks, Squirrel Monitoring Training, Spider spotting, Reptile ramble, Pond dipping, Moth trapping, Mammal trapping, Dawn chorus walk, Competitions, Camera traps, Bug hunting, Bat walk.

  • Start – 10AM on 2nd June
  • Finish – 4PM on 2nd June with an evening Bat Walk

Getting here

Parkhurst Forest, Forest Road, Newport, PO30 5UL

Partially accessible to pushchairs and wheelchair users

Get in touch

Enormous thanks to everyone involved in running this special event including…

The Forestry Commission, IW AONB, Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust, Arc, Medina Valley Centre, IW Natural History Society, Wight Squirrel Project, National Trust, Freshwater Habitats Trust, Down to the Coast, Buglife, BTO, Iwatch Wildlife, and many more