St Nicks

Centre for nature and green living

16 Aug

BioBlitz at Heworth Holme

Mon 16 Aug 2021–Tue 17 Aug 2021 at 8:00 pm

Heworth Holme, 1st Heworth Scout Hut, 4 Bad Bargain Lane, York, United Kingdom, YO31 0QZ

Heworth BioBlitz - looking for spiders
Heworth BioBlitz - looking for spiders

Discover the amazing wildlife living in the incredible Heworth Holme wetland meadow, guided by experts from FrogLife and St Nicks knowledgeable staff and volunteers. Help us record as many species as possible during the 24 hours including bats, wildflowers and pollinating insects. We’ll also be looking for field signs of water voles and otters (yes, we’ll be looking for poo!).

No expertise is required and wildlife enthusiasts of all ages are welcome. This is a drop in event, come for the day or just an hour or two – see the programme below to help you choose. Meet in the meadow in time for the start of the scheduled activities:

Monday 16th June
20:00 – 21:00 General wildlife walk and birds – find out what type of flora and fauna make up the incredible biodiversity found on site
21:00 – 22:00 Bat and moth walk – using bat detectors and moth ropes we’ll be recording these nocturnal creatures after sunset

Heworth BioBlitz - water scopion

Heworth BioBlitz – water scopion

Tuesday 17th June
9:30 – 10:30 Mammal tracks and signs – look for footprints in our mammal tunnels and for signs of water voles and otters along the beck
11:00 – 12:00 Invertebrate walk – Butterflies, bees, bugs and more!
12:30 – 14:30 Reptiles and amphibians – Join FrogLife for their Froggy Fund day and learn all about our amphibious friends
15:00 – 16:00 Beck dipping – Taking samples from Tang Hall beck, let’s see what freshwater invertebrates lurk within the water
16:00 – 17:30 Wildflower walk – Find out which beautiful wildflowers make up this wonderful wetland meadow
17:30 – 20:00 – General wildlife walk including birds – it’s the final countdown! Help us finish off the BioBlitz by trying to identify as much of the wildlife that we haven’t already recorded and increase the total number of species recorded during the event.

Free entry, donations welcome

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