Newtown National Nature Reserve BioBlitz

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2nd June 2016

Newtown National Nature Reserve, PO30 4PA

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 Newtown National Nature Reserve BioBlitz you can explore the amazing woods and meadows which lead down to the edge of the estuary as we celebrate 21 years of being a National Nature Reserve.

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

moth trapping and identification, dormouse and red squirrel spotting, flower hunting walks, bug hunting (with experts to help you discover rare and common insects), crazy creature identification in salt marsh pools, membership stalls, and much more.

  • Start – 10AM on 2nd June
  • Finish – 4PM on 2nd June

Getting here

Newtown is in the north of the Isle of Wight, and reached by minor roads off the main A3054 road between Newport and Yarmouth. Meet at the Visitor Point, Newtown, PO30 4PA (SZ 423 906).

Partly accessible to pushchairs and wheelchair users

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Enormous thanks to everyone involved in running this special event including…
AONB (Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty), HIWWT (Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust), Wight Squirrel Group, IW Bat Group, Medina Valley Centre and the IWNHAS (Isle of Wight Natural History & Archaeological Society).