A 24 hour race against the clock to identify as many species as possible in this habitat rich area
The Wyre Rivers Trust, Wyre Council and the RSB North Western branch are leading the Wyre Estuary BioBlitz in June 2021, following on from the highly successful 2015 and 2018 BioBlitzes, which saw 346 and 705 species recorded in 24 hours.
A BioBlitz is a 24 hour race against the clock to identify as many species as possible in a particular area; a garden, local park or an entire catchment.
The event will include events for local primary schools on the 11th and events for the public on both days. These events will include bird and bat walks, mini-beast safaris, saltmarsh sojourns and lots of opportunities to get involved with recording the wonderful biodiversity of the Fylde Coast and Morecambe Bay.
At a time when we are facing a climate and ecological crisis, it is critically important that we understand the appearance, disappearance and return of species to our local habitats. By using the data collected in 2015 and 2018 and comparing it with that collected in June 2021, we will be able to assess the biodiversity of the Fylde Coast and take the necessary steps to improve, restore and protect its valuable habitats.
By allowing people to understand wildlife and how much nature is on their doorsteps we hope to create a network of support for our valuable species and habitats. We also hope to promote the benefits of understanding and recording nature for mental and physical health and general wellbeing.
Cost and booking
This event is free to attend and no advance booking is required.
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