Callendar Wood hosting “Chris Packham’s 2018 BioBlitz – nature reserves are not enough!” campaign

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TV presenter and naturalist Chris Packham is to come to Callendar Wood BioBlitz, as part of the first independent audit of its kind in the UK involving Citizen Science. His goal is to highlight the extent to which the nation’s species are under threat.

On 14th July he’ll be coming to Callendar Wood, one of 48 sites across the country he’ll be stopping off as part of his UK BioBlitz – nature reserves are not enough! campaign.

Chris’s UK BioBlitz – nature reserves are not enough! campaign has a serious purpose, as the results of the 2018 audit will be recorded to create a benchmark: this will help measure the rise and fall in numbers of different species on these sites in the future.

Visit www.chrispackham.co.uk to follow the BioBlitz and join the Facebook event: www.facebook.com/events/221259578624823/

Location:

Callendar Wood, Falkirk, FK1 1YR

Start: 10am 14th July  2018

End: 4pm 14th July 2018

What’s happening on the day?

10:00 – 11:00 – Trap walk

Guided walk with experts to locate traps placed previous evening and discover what has been caught. Hold onto any interesting specimens to use at Bioblitz team visit, then release later.

10:30 – 12:00 – Guided walk

Bugs and butterflies. Through wood to Henry’s Hill.

11:00 – 12:00 – Bioblitz team visit

12:00 –  Break/ base camp activities/ lunch/ tally up species recorded so far

13:00 – 15:00 – Guided walk- Plants and their medicinal uses

1400 – 16:00 – Guided walk – tree ID + woodland activities

16:00 – Species tally 

Count all species recorded during the day

For more information and to keep up to date with Callendar Wood BioBlitz head to:

www.twitter.com/fcscotland

www.instagram.com/fcscotland

www.facebook.com/forestrycommissionscotland

www.forestry.gov.uk/scotland