Wednesday, 11 May 2016

May the Force of Nature be With You BIOBLITZ⚡

Monty says go!!


Coming soon:

Bioblitz adventure at Speke Garston Coastal Reserve

WE all know what a terrific site this is, now's our chance to prove it, let's record everything that lives/migrates there, let's make  sure everyone knows why this place is special and has to be preserved for future generations. 
Kicking off Friday 13th May then running all day Saturday everyone from budding scientists to curious bods can take part in an event designed to show people the vast array of intriguing wildlife that exists right on their doorstep.
The activities will include mammal and moth trapping, bat, insect, bug, butterfly, plant and bird surveying.
Get involved! The event starts Friday midday
The event is being co-ordinated and  run in association with Lancashire Wildlife Trust, Liverpool JMU, L Botanical Society, Liverpool World Museum and Merseyside Biobank.

So if you think you would like to volunteer and do the surveys?  or just want to observe?
Head to the estuary.
Just turn up and take part in whatever you like. But stay on the paths, wouldn't want any critters trampled underfoot!
There will be a base station for volunteers and staff at the sailing club, toilets, food and drinks provided. 
Parking at the sailing club for volunteers.


CHRIS  IS LEADING THE BIRD SPOTTING AND RECORDING

For more information contact     Chris : christtynan@aol.com    07831352870
Speke/Garston Coastal Reserve. Blackburne Street. Liverpool. L19 8JB



Friday 13th May 2016:  Main Event 12:00pm - 5pm

Time
Activity
12:00pm - 2:00pm
Interactive stands and lab open to schools/public at Base Camp
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Bird spotting and recording
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Foreshore walk and survey
2:00pm - 3:30pm
Butterfly walk and survey
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Plant walk and survey and Bug hunt
8:00pm - 9:00pm
Twilight walk - Bats and mammals (Book at Base camp)



Saturday 14th May 2016: Main Event 10:00am - 4:00pm
Time
Activity
10am -11.15am
Bird walk and talk
11.30am - 12:30am
Big Bug Count
11.45am - 12.45am
Grassland and wildflower survey
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Bird survey
2:30pm - 3:00pm
Butterfly count
3:00pm - 3.45pm
Insect survey
4:00pm
finish