This weekend (31st May to 1st June) marks the return of the Garden Bioblitz across the UK. Hopefully lots of people will be taking part and having fun finding out what’s living in their gardens! You can find out more on the Garden Bioblitz website or chat to the team on Twitter @GardenBioblitz or on … More Guest blog: iSpot and the Garden Bioblitz
Over the weekend of 1st and 2nd June, hundreds of people across the UK took part in the country’s first national Garden Bioblitz event. It was a huge success, even featuring on Springwatch and in BBC Wildlife Magazine, and we had loads of positive feedback from people who had enjoyed scouring their gardens for all … More Garden Bioblitz 2013 – the results so far
If you’ve followed my previous posts, you will have heard about the “Garden Bioblitz” event that took place in the UK over the weekend of 21st and 22nd July. This event came about after I chatted about my own ‘urban bioblitz‘ last year on Twitter and a number of fellow wildlife enthusiasts told me that … More Garden Bioblitz a big success!
At the end of my last post I mentioned that some friends and I were setting up a “Garden Bioblitz” event, to encourage others to have a look at what’s living in their gardens. Well, it’s happening this weekend! This year, the event is a small-scale trial to test how it will all work in … More Garden Bioblitz – just a few days to go!
Last summer I wrote a long blog post about my small, urban garden and a ‘Bioblitz’ I performed in it, to try and find out exactly what was living on my doorstep. It really brought home to me how important even small actions are for wildlife, and inspired me to try and do even more … More My urban garden – an update
So… it’s that end of the year time when everyone looks back at the past year, comes up with endless lists of the “Top 10 …….. of 2011”, and starts making their New Year’s resolutions as they look forward to the year ahead. I’ve had a great year in terms of wildlife encounters, in the … More 2011: The year in wildlife
I spent last Saturday volunteering at another ‘BioBlitz’ event, this time on behalf of the Avon Wildlife Trust. Run in partnership with Bristol Water, the event was held at Chew Valley Lake, a beautiful site just to the south of Bristol. This lake not only supplies Bristol with water, but is also great for wildlife and … More Avon Wildlife Trust BioBlitz at Chew Valley Lake
On Friday I took part in the Bristol Bioblitz, a 30-hour race against the clock to find as many species as possible. This year it was held at the Tyntesfield Estate, just outside Bristol. Despite some ominous clouds and the heavens opening at the start of the day, the weather soon turned warm and sunny … More Bristol Bioblitz