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Beyond BioBlitz – 24 hours of fun at Oldbury Court


Excitement is building here at BNHC towers ahead of our first event in 2015, the Bristol BioBlitz at Olbury Court Estate on 15-16 May, but this is no ordinary BioBlitz…

Not only will wildlife explorers of all ages get the chance to find and identify different species of birds, bugs, plants and beasties before the clock runs out, there will also be a host of other exciting free activities for all the family.

Film fan? Wild Encounters will be bringing along a portable cinema screen to our base camp marquee which will show a range of fantastic films which offer insights into a variety of British wildlife.

If you’re fascinated by moths, then join us at sunset on Friday for moth trapping to discover the variety of insects that emerge at night. The following morning we’ll be examining some of the beautiful moths captured overnight, so it will be a great chance to see these night-time creatures in broad daylight.

Early birds should join Mark Steer for an early morning amble to listen to the sweet sounds of the dawn chorus which will kick off an exciting day of activities, featuring a tree walk, an insect hunt and riverside strolls and that’s not all…

If you’re batty about bats, barmy about botany, or a big fan of bees there really is something for everybody, so for the full list of events and to book your tickets click here. All events are free to enter but some may require booking.

Throughout the weekend the public will also be able to attend talks and demonstrations, visit a range of stalls, enter competitions and do arts and crafts. Everything found during the BioBlitz will be documented and passed on to local and national databases that monitor the UK’s local wildlife.

Only three miles from Bristol city centre, Oldbury Court is a beautiful and diverse estate, combining woodland and riverside paths with historic parkland and excellent children’s play facilities.