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RSWT Event: Our Meadowland Wildlife BioBlitz
|Date:||Sunday 17 June 2012|
|Time:||06:00 AM - 04:00 PM|
|Meet at:||Norbury Park, Mickleham, Dorking, RH5 6DN.|
|Organised by:||Surrey Wildlife Trust Events Manager Katy Gower 01483 795471.|
Sat 16thJune 8pm–9.30pm & Sun 17thJune 6am–4pm
Come and join Surrey Wildlife Trust for a family friendly BioBlitz at Norbury Park!
Help us to conserve and learn more about the wildlife which has made Surrey its home by taking part in a 24 hour BioBlitz to record the many species found on Norbury Park. From bats to dragonflies, mammals to reptiles and bees to trees, we need your help! You may also learn some new skills, on where to look for wildlife and how to identify and record it. There will also be games and activities for all, so why not bring a picnic and make a day of it? Please dress for the weather and bring a digital camera or camera phone if you have one so that we can identify your findings.
No experience necessary.
Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
Binoculars and field guides would also be helpful if you have them.
Access to BioBlitz via Fetcham car park, off the roundabout on the A246, entrance to Bockett’s Farm. Please follow signs on the day.
Hot and cold refresments will be available on the Sunday from 9am to 4pm
Wildlife goods, including field guides and trigger cameras available to buy on the day.
Children's activities from 9am - 4pm include:
- Bee Flinging!
- Making Bird & Butterfly Feeders
- Children’s Minibeast Hunts
- Natural necklaces
- Build a Hedgehog
- Build a bug hotel
- Make a clay animal
You can take part in the following surveys:
Saturday 16th June
8.00pm Set up Mammal Traps (booking essential)
8.30pm Bat Walk (booking essential)
Sunday 17th June
6.00am Check Mammal Traps/Cameras (booking essential)
7.00am Dawn Chorus Walk (booking essential)
7.30am Moth survey (booking essential)
8.30am Reptile survey (booking essential)
9.00am Hedgerow survey
9.30am Fungi survey
10.00am Tree survey
10.30am Meadow plants survey
11.00am Meadow invertebrate survey
11.30am Woodland plants survey
12.00pm Butterfly survey
2.00pm BioBlitz Photo Safari (Booking essential, see below for info)
2.00pm Hedgerow survey
2.30pm Meadow plants survey
3.00pm Butterfly survey
For 'booking essential' surveys, please call 01372 362664. For Photo Safari bookings see below.
Meeting place information will be given on booking.
All non booking surveys will start at the BioBlitz Basecamp which will be sign posted on the day.
Please note that all surveys are an hour long.
BioBlitz Photo Safari
Come and take part in a fun family photo safari with National Geographic presenter Hayden Turner and Surrey Wildlife Trust's Alan Holloway. Meet at Basecamp and receive your brief and mission, and head out into the wilds of Norbury Park to capture the best images you can. Hayden and Alan will be on hand to teach you all the tips for capturing some great pictures on your pocket cameras. There will be a fun competition at the end and the winner will win some super prizes from National Geographic!
Group size: 2 - 5
Bring: Your own compact camera, one per family/group.
To book please call Katy on 01483 795471.
Book now to avoid disappointment!
If you have any queries or questions about any of the above please call Katy Gower 01483 795471.