Mill Field BioBlitz

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31st July

Millfield, Old Basing, nearest postcode RG24 8AE

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 Mill Field BioBlitz you can explore the amazing conservation site as we celebrate all the nature and wildlife it has to offer. Working in conjunction with the Mill Field Conservation Group, Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council are hosting this fun family event.

Drop in and see us on the day and go to to get an up to date programme for some amazing activities including:

Stalls (with information and membership details from Natural Basingstoke, Mill Field Conservation Group, The Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust, RSPB, Butterfly Conservation, Hampshire Cultural Trust and more) Moth and Bee demonstrations, Spider spotting, Reptile ramble, Pond dipping, Mammal evidence tracking, Dawn chorus walk, Bug hunting, Wildflower trails. A BBQ will be available between 12-14 serving food and soft drinks.

  • Start – 10am Sunday 31st July
  • Finish – 4pm Sunday 31st July

Getting here

AA signs will direct you on the day. The nearest postcode is RG24 8AE and the site is right next to Bartons Mill Pub in Old Basing. Parking is available at Basing House and parking attendants will help to direct you on the day.

Partly accessible to pushchairs and wheelchair users

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Enormous thanks to everyone involved in running this special event including…
Mill Field Conservation Group, Bartons Mill Pub, RSPB, Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust, Hampshire Cultural Trust, Basingstoke and District Beekeppers Association, Butterfly Conservation, RCS Ltd, Natural Basingstoke and others.