Wildlife Discovery Day

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7th/8th July

Kingsbury Water Park, B76 0DY

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 Wildlife Discovery Day you can explore the amazing Community Wetland as we take on our quest to record as many species as possible in 24 hours!

Drop in and see us on the day and visit this link – www.tamevalleywetlands.co.uk/bioblitz-2017 – for the full programme of the day and  for some amazing activities including:

Bat walk, moth trapping, pond dipping, bird ringing demonstration, riverfly demonstration, minibeast hunt, amphibian & reptile hunt, small mammal trapping, meadow madness, dragonfly & damselfly walk, all about hedgehogs, mammal detectives, trees & hedges, bug & pollinator hunt and many more self-guided activities, including species recording.

  • Start – 2PM on 7th July
  • Finish – 4PM on 8th July

Getting here

Kingsbury Water Park, Bodymoor Heath Lane, Sutton Coldfield, B76 0DY. Community Wetland area is where the event will take place. This can be found at the far end of Kingsbury Water Park (maps available from Water Park).

This is a FREE event but car park charges apply (£4.50) – FREE parking is available in Kingsbury down Peach Tree Avenue. Accessibility will be difficult in some places and may not be suitable for pushchairs or wheelchair users. There are paths around the area and toilet facilities just a short walk away.

Get in touch

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

Warwickshire County Council (Warwickshire Country Parks),  Warwickshire Wildlife Trust, Steven Falk,  Environment Agency, West Midland Bird Club, The Canal & River Trust, RSPB, Warwickshire Mammal Group, Warwickshire Habitat Biodiversity Audit Team & the Heritage Lottery Fund.