20th/21st August 2016
Bugdens Copse and Stephens Castle, Verwood
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 Verwood BioBlitz you can explore the amazing variety of wildlife as we celebrate East Dorset’s natural gems.
Drop in and see us on the day for some amazing activities including:
Small mammal traps, Guided Bat and Bird walks, Moth traps, Reptile Ramble, Bug hunting and Pond dipping plus much more!
• Start – 7:30pm Saturday 20th August
• Finish – 5:30pm Sunday 21st August
Parking available on Pennine Way, alongside Verwood Morrisons for the Bugdens activities, and on Moorlands Road for the Stephens Castle activities.
Partly accessible to pushchairs and wheelchair users. Please contact us if you are unsure.
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Enormous thanks to everyone involved in running this special event including…
Christchurch and East Dorset Partnership, Dorset Wildlife Trust, Amphibian and Reptile Conservation and Living Record.
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