Wildlife Bioblitz at Eycott Hill Nature Reserve

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15/16th July 2016

Eycott Hill Nature Reserve, Berrier, Nr Penrith, Cumbria, GR: NY 394 301

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 Eycott Hill Nature Reserve Bioblitz with Cumbria Wildlife Trust and the Cumbria Biodiversity Data Centre you can explore the amazing upland nature reserve as we aim to record as much wildlife as we can in 24 hours. Eycott Hill became a nature reserve in April 2015 and is Cumbria Wildlife Trust’s first upland nature reserve.

Drop in and see us on the day Click here to enter text. for some amazing activities including:

bat and dragonfly walks, moth trapping, river dipping, bug hunting, talks and guided walks, and children’s activities. There’ll be activities for all ages, from beginners to experts, a full itinery will be on the website nearer the event, so please check before setting off! http://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/events/2016/07/15/wildlife-bioblitz-eycott-hill-nature-reserve?instance=0

  • Start – 7pm on 15 July
  • Finish – 7pm on 16 July

Getting here

From the M6 junction 40 follow the A66 towards Keswick. After approx. 7 miles turn right, signposted Hutton Roof (look out for the Sportsman’s Inn from the A66), take the next left, signposted Hutton Roof, Berrier and Whitbarrow. Follow this road for 1.6 miles through the hamlet of Berrier, the reserve is on the left hand side. Small car park and cycle parking on site.

Not accessible to pushchairs and wheelchair users. Sturdy walking or welling boots recommended as ground is uneven and can be wet in places.

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Enormous thanks to everyone involved in running this special event including…
Cumbria Wildlife Trust & Cumbria Biodiversity Data Centre