Catherington Down BioBlitz

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7th – 8th July

Catherington Down, Horndean, PO8 0TE

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 BioBlitz you can explore the amazing Catherington Down as we discover what’s living in the grass downland.

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

Wildflower surveys, Butterfly walk, Bat walk, Mini-beast hunt, Spider spotting, Moth trapping, Mammal talks,  Dawn chorus walk, Camera traps, Bug hunting, Tree trails and many more talks & demonstrations from local experts


  • Start – 4pm on Fri 7th July
  • Finish – 4PM on Sat 8th July


Getting here

Parking for Catherington Down is available from Parsonage Field car park off Catherington Lane opposite Catherington Infant School, once arrived follow the signs which lead a short walk through Parsonage Field to the basecamp (see our website or facebook for further information including a map for walking and parking).

Not accessible to pushchairs and wheelchair users, dogs welcome under close control

Get in touch

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  • TWITTER – @ExamplePark

Enormous thanks to everyone involved in running this special.