Hartpury College BioBlitz

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20th – 21st May 2016

Hartpury College, GL19 3BE

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 Hartpury College BioBlitz you can explore the amazing Hartpury College campus as we celebrate the natural world in all its beauty!

Drop in and see us on the day or check out our Twitter page to get an up to date programme  for some amazing activities including:

Wildflower watch, Tree Trail, Stalls (information/membership), Reptile Ramble, Pond Dipping, Moth Trapping, Small Mammal Trapping, Dawn Chorus Walk, Competitions, Camera Traps, Bug Hunting, Bat Walk, Arts and Crafts and Face Painting!

  • Start – 10am on Friday 20th May 2016
  • Finish – 11am on Saturday 21st May 2016

Getting here

The college is located just off the A417, north-west of Gloucester. Hartpury House will be our main base, so we’ll be easy to find – just follow the signs to the college from the A417, then signs to the BioBlitz!

The campus is partly accessible to pushchairs and wheelchair users. Indoor events will be fully accessible.

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Enormous thanks to everyone involved in running this special event including…
Gloucestershire Naturalists Society; Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust;  Forestry Commission (Forest of Dean); PlantLife; and Gloucestershire Bat Group amongst many others!