Duddingston BioBlitz

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25th June 2016

Duddingston Kirk Hall,  EH15 3PX

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 Duddingston BioBlitz you can explore the amazing location as we come together to celebrate community, greenspaces and wildlife in Duddingston.

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

Bird and bat walks, Tracks & Signs, Tree trails , Stalls (information/membership),Spider spotting, Reptile ramble, Pond dipping, Moth trapping, nature themed crafts, Bug hunting

  • Start – 6AM on 25th June
  • Finish – 11PM on 25th June

Getting here

Getting to Duddingston by car:  From the city centre, follow the A1 to the crossroads at the end of Willowbrae Road and turn left into Duddingston Road West.  Holy Rood High School is reached shortly on the left side and Duddingston Kirk Hall and car park are reached by following the bend past the Buzzy Lizzy Shop and past Old Church Lane  to enter through large gates at the second entry on the right side.    From the west and south, follow the City Bypass until you reach the A1 road which you then follow to Duddingston Crossroads at the end of Milton Road West where you turn left into Duddingston Road West.There are numerous bus’s arriving in Duddingston from all over Edinburgh including the 42 from Davidsons Mains, Stock Bridge, and Cameron Toll to Duddingston Village and Portobello, which takes you directly to Duddingston Village / Holy Rood High School.

Partly accessible to pushchairs and wheelchair users

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Enormous thanks to everyone involved in running this special event including…
Historic Scotland, City of Edinburgh Council,Duddingston Kirk, Dr Neils Garden, Duddingston Field Group, Scottish Wildlife Trust, Duddingston Conservation Society, Holy Rood High School, The Sheeps Heid