You are here

580b57fcd9996e24bc43c53e   LinkedIn Logo 500x500   Facebook logo square   Iguana Trans cropped

event icon
Date
11.06.21 - 12.06.21
Start time
11.06.21 11:00
End time
12.06.21 15:00
Wyre Estuary Country Park, River Road, Stanah, Thornton, Lancashire FY5 5LR
North Western branch

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.

Event outline

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.

Contact

For event queries, please contact Elisabeth Green at northwest@rsb.org.uk
For website queries, please contact Harriet McAra at regions@rsb.org.uk or on 020 3925 3445