Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th June 2017
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 Great Wildlife Exploration you can explore the amazing Hengistbury Head as we go looking under rocks, up trees, in ponds, on the beach, up in the sky and in the undergrowth for as much wildlife as we can find.
Drop in and see us on the day or see our programme when it appears on our Facebook page, for some amazing activities including:
Dawn bird walk, beach combing, arts and crafts, bug hunting, mammal trapping, searching for bats and natterjack toads and moth trapping!
• Start – 10AM on 17th June
• Finish – 10PM on 18th June
Hengistbury Head is a dramatic headland in Bournemouth situated to the south of Christchurch Harbour. It is an outstanding site for wildlife and archaeology and offers beautiful beaches and views across the New Forest, Isle of Wight and Purbecks. Access is easy for all ages and abilities and there is a land train linking to Mudeford Spit, and ferries to Christchurch. Buses run close by.
Partly accessible, some activities won’t be so please call ahead to find out which ones are accessible.
Get in touch:
• EMAIL – Hengistbury.firstname.lastname@example.org
• ORGANISERS WEBSITE – www.visithengistburyhead.co.uk
• TWITTER – @hengistburyvc
• FACEBOOK – @hengistburyheadvc
• TWEET US AT – http://ctt.ec/EU204
Enormous thanks to everyone involved in running this special event including:
Arts University Bournemouth, Bournemouth University, Dorset Bat Group, Sharkstuff and Christchurch Harbour Ornithological Group
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