June 4th 2016
Fiddlers Ferry Power Station, WA5 2UT
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 Fiddlers Ferry family discovery day you can explore the amazing nature reserve as we celebrate BioBlitz 2016.
Drop in and see us on the day by booking onto the event by clicking here for some amazing activities including:
9:00 -10:00 – Moth trapping- take a look at the different species that have been collected from the night before, help identify them and learn about the different types.
10:00-10:15 – break- tea, coffee and juice provided
10:15-11:15 – bug boxes- make a bug box per family to take home
11:15-12:15 – bird walk/hide – How many different species can you spot?
12:15-13:00 – picnic lunch subject to weather- please bring your own packed lunch
13:00 -16:00 – Take part in a carousel of activities including: Learn about and identify Bees and Butterflies on a hunt; Decorate a wooden butterfly decoration to take home or other art and craft; Pond dipping; Quiz
19:30pm – Bat Walk. Click here to book your tickets.
Please dress for British summer weather! i.e. waterproofs, layers and sunscreen! Children will be provided with a sunhat and a water bottle. Photos will be taken by staff, volunteers and visitors during the day so please speak to me at your earliest opportunity if you do not want your photo taken or there are safeguarding concerns relating to accompanying children.Some events are in conjunction with ‘Norton Priory’ in Runcorn and some activities are being led by local naturalists. Children remain the responsibility of their accompanying responsible adult for the duration of the event, however, there will be staff on hand throughout the event to assist with activities.
Once booked onto the event you will receive confirmation of your booking and then you will receive an email with further information a couple of weeks before the event. Please make sure you book one ticket per person i.e 1 per child and 1 per adult attending.
- Start – 9AM on Saturday 4th June
- Finish – 11pm on Saturday 4th June
Please drive to WA5 2UT. You will be met by a member of staff to sign in and then shown where to park on site.
Partly accessible to pushchairs and wheelchair users
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Enormous thanks to everyone involved in running this special event including SSE
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