Christchurch Harbour BioBlitz

21st to 22nd May 2016

Christchurch Harbour: Hengistbury Head and Stanpit Marsh

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 Christchurch Harbour BioBlitz you can explore the amazing nature reserves of Hengistbury Head and Stanpit Marsh as we celebrate the varied and rich wildlife of this special area.

Drop in and see us on the day at both sites for some amazing activities including:

a variety of experts hosting specialised walks at both sites, identifying everything from insects and plants to mammals and birds. Other aspects of the program include wildlife stalls, mammal and moth trapping, insect safaris, and bookable activities such as pond dipping (free), a bird spotting boat trip (£13), and a dawn chorus breakfast (£6).   Everything is entered into the “Living Record” online scheme, so that information can help inform the national picture of where species can be found.

  • Start – 10AM on 21 May
  • Finish – 10AM on 22 May

Getting here

Getting to Hengistbury Head: Hengistbury Head can be found near to the Southborne area of Bournemouth and is well signposted from here. For navigation systems you can follow the postcode BH6 4EN, once here there are car parks and bicycle racks, a short walk from the car park and cafe is a thatched barn which holds our visitor centre, all of the activities are being run from here.

Getting to Stanpit Marsh: Stanpit Marsh is situated to the south-east of Christchurch Town Centre. For navigation system follow the postcode BH23 3NA (Stanpit Road). There is free parking at Stanpit Recreation Ground which is adjacent to Stanpit Marsh.

Get in touch

Enormous thanks to everyone involved in running this special event including…
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