Friday, 31 May 2013

Welland Valley Bioblitz at Market Harborough

Victoria says:

"This year The Welland Rivers Trust is holding its first ever BioBlitz event and we would like to invite every recorder and enthusiast in the County to join us. Bioblitz events are held over a 24-hour period at the chosen location, and aim to record as many individual species as possible. We have set a target of "250 species living in Welland Park" and need your help to reach this goal!

Our event will commence on Friday 31st May at Welland Community College on Welland Park Road, Market Harborough. The evening’s activities will focus on bats and moth trapping, accompanied by tea, coffee and hot chocolate. We will restart early on Saturday morning with a morning bird chorus in Welland Park the remainder of the activities commence at 10:00. Welland Park was awarded a Green Flag award for its high standards in 2007 and has continued to receive the award in all subsequent years since. The River Welland creates a border for the park and on the Saturday we would like to focus the activities around the aquatic invertebrates and higher plant species but would also be interested in recording mosses, liverworts, lichen, algae, spiders, fungi, butterflies, amphibians, reptiles, bees, wasps, mammals, birds, dragonflies/damsels and all other groups of terrestrial invertebrates. All the records will, of course, get submitted to the records office and our intention is to produce an easily accessible baseline of data for future recording events as well as our current project to restore the River Welland as it runs through Market Harborough."

Hope some of you can go.

For further information see The Welland Valley Newsletter

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