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Gatton BioBlitz

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Join the Gatton Park team and a variety of experts who, over a 24 hour period, will be attempting to record as much wildlife as possible found in the park.

 

This family friendly event will give you the chance to explore on your own and hunt out different species as well as joining expert led sessions throughout the day to ID and record different wildlife.

 

We will be recording all sorts of wildlife from birds to bumblebees, plants to bats, butterflies and moths to insects and pond life. No experience necessary. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Light refreshments available.

 


On Saturday 29th April we will have our Bat and Moth Night. We will start at 8pm by setting up a moth trap to be left overnight and checked on Sunday morning. We will hopefully be identifying some moths on the night too! You will also join the Surrey Bat Group who will be surveying the bats on site using bat detectors. Booking is essential for the Bat & Moth night; adults £5 children £1. Please book you place here

This is a group activity led by an expert. If you wish to further explore the grounds then you will be able to enter the Bioblitz afternoon for free on the Sunday (30th April). You will not be able to explore the park by yourselves during the evening.

 

On Sunday 30th April join us for a Dawn Chorus Walk. Daniel Greenwood, Conservation Project Officer at Sydenham Hill Wood, (London Wildlife Trust) will be leading the walk. The group will meet at 4:20am for a start time of 4:30am and last approximately two hours.

Adults £5 Children £1. This is a group activity led by an expert. If you wish to further explore the grounds then you will be able to enter the Bioblitz afternoon for free later on in the day. You will not be able to explore the park by yourselves during the morning.

 

On Sunday 30th April our Bioblitz afternoon will start at 12pm and finish at 5pm. We will have experts from a variety of different organisations to lead walks and help identify species including Butterfly Conservation, Bumblebee Conservation Trust and Surrey Botanical Society. Our bird hide will be open throughout the afternoon and we will also have free children activities. You are free to explore the park by yourselves and see what species you can find. Adults £5 Children £1 (free entry if you have attended the previous evening or morning session). Why not bring a picnic lunch?

 


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