Go Wild at this weekend’s BioBlitz at Western Park

Help us record 500 species in 24 hours! 

Leicester City Council and Leicestershire & Rutland Wildlife Trust have joined forces for the Leicester Bioblitz at Western Park, Hinckley Road, Leicester from 5pm Friday 13 June to 5pm Saturday 14 June 2014.

The aim of this 24 hour Blitz is to record as many species of wildlife as possible that live at Western Park – and there should be fun for everyone.

There will be birdwatching, pond dipping, minibeast hunting, moth trapping, bat hunting, wildflower walks, bat amphibian and moth walk by torchlight, and a photo competition…

Naturalists are invited to join us and survey in areas not normally available to the public to try and find wildlife that has never before been recorded at the Park. 

Nocturnal guided walks will be led by experts during the Friday evening starting at 9pm to find out what bats and moths fly around the Park and the types of amphibians breeding in a number of small ponds. 

On Saturday, an early start for keen bird watchers will kick off the day, along with checking the mammal traps put out overnight. From 10am the doors will be well and truly wide open with a whole host of guided walks, activities and prizes for everyone to enjoy and be involved in the Blitz. 

Details of the activities and walks and how to book onto them are available at www.leicester.gov.uk/bioblitz.

To book on a guided walk please phone 0116 254 8481 or email Parks@leicester.gov.uk with reference BioBlitz in the subject.

Don’t forget your camera! Take part in the Bioblitz Photo Competition or Bioblitz Open by capturing the day and entering our competition with a chance to have your work displayed at the Leicester People’s Photographic Gallery.  Details at www.leicester.gov.uk/bioblitz.

Photograph: BioBlitz RWNR 2013 (Eric Renno)

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