Saturday 8th July
Westonbirt, The National Arboretum, Tetbury, Gloustershire, GL8 8QS
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.
At Westonbirt BioBlitz you can explore the amazing beauty of Westonbirt, The National Arboretum as we celebrate our Downs Restoration Project, by looking for and recording the amazing plants and wildlife that can be found there.
Drop in and see us on the day for some amazing activities including:
Guided walks with visiting wildlife experts on; small mammals, worms, moths, wildflowers, grasses, spiders, butterflies and much more!
Get involved looking for rare and remarkable creatures yourself report your findings to BioBlitz HQ. If you’re coming along with little ones, why not drop into the learning gazebo for arty fun and crafty challenges, such as sweep netting and invertebrate finger painting?
- Start – 9AM on Saturday 8 July
- Finish – 4.30PM on Saturday 8 July
From the South West/Wales/London – Westonbirt is 15 mins north of Junction 18 of the M4 (also the Bath junction) on the A433., From the North – go to Tetbury via Cirencester and follow the brown signs south on the A433.
For details of public transport visit www.transportdirect.info
Partly accessible to pushchairs and wheelchair users – the pathways around the Downs, where the main BioBlitz activity will be occurring is accessible to wheelchairs and mobility scooters. However, as many of the guided walks will go off the pathway, not all will be suitable for wheelchair and mobility scooters. If you drop into BioBlitz HQ in the Great Oak Hall we will try to arrange for a mobility friendly version of the walks with an available expert.
Get in touch
- EMAIL – Westonbirt@forestry.gsi.gov.uk
- ORGANISERS WEBSITE – https://www.forestry.gov.uk/westonbirt
- TWITTER – @WestonbirtArb
- FACEBOOK – https://www.facebook.com/WestonbirtArb/
- TWEET US AT – http://ctt.ec/EU204
Enormous thanks to everyone involved in running this special event including…
Avon Wildlife Trust
Bath & North East Somerset Council
BBC Natural History Unit
Bristol City Council
Bristol Zoo Gardens
University of Bath
University of Bristol
University of the West of England
Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust
The Natural History Consortium is a charitable collaboration between these member organisations.
Engaging people with the natural world through collaborative action. Reg Charity 1123432