Sharpham Estate BioBlitz

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Friday 9th and  Saturday 10th June 2017

Lower Sharpham Barton Farm, TQ9 7DX

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 Lower Sharpham Farm BioBlitz you can explore the amazing Sharpham Estate as we celebrate nature

Drop in and see us on the day or follow the booking link above to find out more about our event, including accommodation and camping, for some amazing activities including:

Nature Conservation Talks and Demonstrations, Pond dipping, Moth trapping, Small Mammal trapping, Dawn chorus walk, Competitions, Camera traps, Bug hunting, Bat walks, Nocturnal Mammal Walks, Children’s Crafts, Market Stall, Food and Drink, BBQ, Bonfires, and more!

  • Start – 12pm on 9th June
  • Finish – 12pm on 10th June

Getting here

Turn your journey into a relaxing experience by travelling from Totnes to Lower Sharpham Farm by foot or bicycle. Once you leave the town it’s a beautiful traffic-free journey all the way via the National Cycle Network. Distance from Totnes: approx 2 miles

Directions: Access the cycle/foot path via Moat Hill (TQ9 5ER), near the Steam Packet Inn. Follow the surfaced cycle path up the hill, continue for a while, pass through the gates marked Sharpham Trust Estate, and then a short while later another wooden gate. You’ll come out overlooking the River Dart (bench on your right for a scenic rest!) Continue along this path and go down the hill. At the bottom of the hill is a wooden gate on your right. Walk past the gate along the path for around another 100m until you reach the second wooden gate on your right. Pass through this gate and up the unsurfaced track. Which will lead onto the Lower Sharpham Farm yard. Welcome!

Partly accessible to pushchairs and wheelchair users

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

Ambios, Lower Sharpham Farm, United Response