Nosterfield BioBlitz

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12th and 13th July 2017

Nosterfield LNR and Nosterfield Quarry, DL8 2QZ

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 Nosterfield BioBlitz you can explore the amazing location as we celebrate the Nature Reserve’s 20 year anniversary.

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

Evening of 12th – Roosting gulls (Quarry), Bat Walk (Quarry), Setting up Moth Traps

Day of 13th – Moth Trap release; Wildflower (inc. orchids), Butterfly and Dragonfly Walk (Reserve and Quarry) and experts to hand!

  • Start – 6pm on 12th July
  • Finish – 5PM on 13th July

Getting here

The HUB for the Nosterfield BioBlitz will be centered at the Nosterfield Quarry Visitors’ Centre (OS ref. SE 28303 80444), just off the B6267 (Thirsk to Masham road).  Walks on

Walks on morning of 13th July will leave from the Nature Reserve car park (OS ref. SE 27891 79541, on Moor Lane) and from the Quarry VC in the afternoon.  The nearest postcode to both is DL8 2QZ.

Quarry – visitors’ centre is fully accessible, inc. toilet; however, paths are variable and have steep sections.  Some areas such as reedbed will be difficult to access for those with mobility issues.

Nature Reserve – Paths and hides are fully accessible, access into the heart of the main reserve will offer challenges for those with mobility issues. Please note there are no toilet facilities on the Nature Reserve.

Get in touch

Enormous thanks to everyone involved in running this special event including…

All the volunteers at Nosterfield LNR, the many wildlife experts and knoweldgable ‘amateurs’ who have helped us over the years and Tarmac’s Nosterfield Quarry staff for support and facilities at the event.