Fordhall 24 Hour BioBlitz

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21st – 22nd May

Fordhall Organic Farm, Market Drayton, Shropshire TF9 3PS

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 our 24 hour Bioblitz you can explore the amazing landscape as we celebrate the diverse habitats and natural world working in harmony with our organic farm.

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

Pond dipping, Mammal trapping, Dawn chorus walk, Camera traps, Bug hunting, Bat hunt, Worm Party, Midnight Walk and Spider Spotting .

  • Start – 2pm on 21st May
  • Finish – 2pm on 22nd May

Getting here

We are within 16 miles off the M6 J15 (follow signs for Shrewsbury A53) and M6 junction 10A then, M54 J3 (Follow signs for Newport A41 then Market Drayton A53). Approximately 35mins from Junction 10A and 20mins from Junction 15The farm drive is signposted off the A53 between Market Drayton and Tern Hill. We are located adjacent to the Muller Dairy factory.If you are coming on public transport you will need to get the buses to or from Shrewsbury or Market Drayton (64 Bus), from Hanley/Newcastle-under-Lyme (164 Bus). If you ask the driver nicely, he will drop you at the farm drive!

Partly accessible to pushchairs and wheelchair users

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Enormous thanks to everyone involved in running this special event including…
All of our fantastic volunteers and members of the Shropshire Wildlife Trust, Shropshire Spider Group, Shropshire Small Mammal Society and all other experts and enthusiasts helping on the day.