Smithills BioBlitz

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27th/28th May 2016

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 Estate Bioblitz you can explore the amazing woodland of Barrow Bridge and Dean Brook as we hold the first ever public nature day.

Drop in and see us on the day  or follow the booking link above to get an up to date programme and sign up for some amazing activities including:

Wildflower watch, Bug Hunts, Stream Sweeping, Microscopes, Face Painting, Butterflies Walk, Tree Workshop, Stalls (information/membership),Spider spotting,, Dawn chorus walk,

  • Start – 11AM on 28th May
  • Finish – 4PM on 28th May

Getting here

Park at Barrow Bridge car park – BL1 7NH

Partly accessible/ Fully accessible to pushchairs and wheelchair users

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Enormous thanks to everyone involved in running this special event.