Smithills BioBlitz

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Saturday 27th May

Register at Barrow Bridge Car Park, Smithills Estate, BL1 7NH

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 the Smithills BioBlitz you can explore the amazing Smithills Estate at our second ever BioBlitz.

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

Wildlife walks, pond dipping, sweep netting, stream kicking, photography master class, face painting, wild food foraging, storytelling, hurdle making, animal handling and more! Discover the tiny creepy crawly world, handle reptiles and invertebrates whilst discovering the importance of biodiversity and take any insects or creatures you find to our wildlife experts to help secure their future on the estate. Toilets and food will also be available

  • Start – 11AM on 27th May
  • Finish – 4PM on 27th May

Getting here:

Come to Barrow Bridge Car Park (BL1 7NH, register at our Registration Stall and off you go!

Partly accessible to pushchairs and wheelchair users

Get in touch:

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

The Greater Manchester Local Record Centre, Bolton Museum, Bolton Conservation Volunteers, Lion Learners Animal Handling, Friends of the Earth, North West Badger Group, Bolton and Bury Swifts, Manchester Mammal Group, Discover the Wild, Tiny World Microscopes.
Lunch available for sale from Cafe Italia.