12th to 14th August
Cuerden Valley Park, Preston
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 What Lives in a Place Like this?! 24 hour BioBlitz event you can explore the amazing Cuerden Valley Park as we celebrate the wildlife living right on your doorstep.
Drop in and see us on the day along with local groups, experts & volunteers in a 24hour race to find as many different species of birds, mini-beasts and plants as possible! There will also be a series of walks & activities throughout the event for some amazing activities including:
small mammal trapping (Friday night until Sunday morning), moth trapping (Friday and Saturday night), botany walks (set times on the Saturday), natural history walk (set time on the Saturday), butterfly and bee walk (set time on the Saturday), amphibian activities (Set time on the Saturday and a bat walk (Saturday evening).
- Start – 8pm Friday 12th August, main event starts 11am on Saturday 13th August
- Finish – 11am on Sunday 14th August
Please check back for parking arrangements.
Accessible to pushchairs and wheelchair users
Get in touch
- EMAIL – firstname.lastname@example.org
- ORGANISERS WEBSITE – http://www.lancswt.org.uk/
- TWITTER – @Lancwildlife, #wildlifecounts
- FACEBOOK – @Lancswildlife, @biodiversesociety
- TWEET US AT – http://ctt.ec/EU204
Enormous thanks to everyone involved in running this special event including…
The Biodiverse Society Project, The Lancashire Wildlife Trust, The Lancashire Environment Record Network (LERN), Cuerden Valley Park Rangers and all volunteers and local experts involved including David Beattie, Lorna Bousfield, Alan Bedford, Hilary Bedford, Tony Parker, Lorna Blackmore and Dave Earl.
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