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