Hardwick's first ever BioBlitz 28-29 June 2019
For those of you who aren’t aware, a BioBlitz is a great outdoor, family event where expert naturalists and members of the public work together to do a fast and intensive survey of all forms of life in a natural space. Hardwick’s BioBlitz event is a celebration of all things wild and is open to everyone to join in & help us to record as many wildlife species as possible during the 24 hour period. It will give us a clearer picture of the species we have at Hardwick, helping us to shape the work we are doing around improving our wildlife habitats, whilst engaging people and enabling others to participate in a really meaningful way.More information can be found on our webpage here https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/hardwick/features/hardwick-bioblitz
We have a number of external partners supporting us on the day to provide expertise and support in recording what we find and providing led walks, stalls and activities for visitors. Just to name a few, the Bumble Bee Conservation Trust will be leading bee safaris in the garden and the British Trust for Ornithology will be leading a Garden Birdwatch to add to data recorded by our local bird ringers who will be out early in the morning. Derbyshire Bat Group will be leading a bat walk in the evening, culminating in a moth trapping session led by Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Entomological Society. On the Saturday the Stableyard will be ‘The Hive’ where visitors can join in with activities, collect recording sheets and equipment, then return to record what they have seen on i-record.
We will be communicating the numbers of species found throughout the day in the Stableyard and via social media so do keep an eye out for updates throughout the day.
We’d love as many people as possible to come along and join in so it would be great to see you there.