It's time to BioBlitz!

It's time to BioBlitz!

Gardens are about the most under-recorded habitat in the country, so what you find this weekend will be adding something new to the national picture! It doesn't matter if your garden is large or small, urban or rural, there will be wildlife in it. And for kids, they can get on their knees and see the wildlife in their garden from a whole new angle.

Before you do your Garden BioBlitz

Why not check out the How to take part page on our website, maybe print off the Top 20 species to find tick sheet (you could even use this as a wildlife treasure hunt for kids taking part), set yourself up with free accounts on the Open University's iSpot (to get help with any tricky identifications) and iRecord (so you are ready to add your records to the national database) - then you're all set!

What will be happening

Over the weekend (and for the next few weeks after the event) there will be updates on our Info Centre webpage, giving details of the number of species everyone has recorded so far, plus the species that are being seen most often across the country. At the moment it shows last year's totals - but that will soon be reset to zero!

The @GardenBioblitz team, along with other amateur and professional wildlife experts, will be monitoring Twitter and iSpot (as well as doing our own Garden BioBlitzes), so if you want to tweet any photos, let us know how you are getting on, or just show us what you have seen - get in contact!

The Garden Bioblitz Team

PS: Do you know anyone who'd like to take part in the Garden BioBlitz? If you do please tweet about it with the hashtag #gbb17, or you could add the link to your Facebook profile or email it to friends, colleagues or family. The Garden BioBlitz is open to "everyone", so it would be fantastic if you could help spread the word. Thank you.

The GardenBioBlitz is run by a small team of passionate volunteers:

Jane Adams @WildlifeStuff
Richard Comont @RichardComont
Liz Drewitt @lillanature
John van Breda @JohnVanBreda
Ryan Clark @Ryanclarknature

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Saturday, June 3, 2017 - 00:00 to Sunday, June 4, 2017 - 23:00