The Great Wildlife Exploration comes to King’s Park, Bournemouth!
Welcome to the BioBlitz
In light of the current situation, the decision has been made to postpone The Great Wildlife Exploration until further notice.
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If you are practising 'social distancing', you will also find the very latest guidance regarding visiting open spaces on the government's website.
Saturday 23rd May to Sunday 24th May 2020
Our 2020 event will be held once again in King's Park, Bournemouth (BH7 7AF). It is an amazing opportunity for you to discover and connect with the wildlife right on your doorstep and unleash your inner scientist!
King’s Park has a variety of habitats that have yet to be surveyed for wildlife. As a huge park in the Bournemouth area, the King’s Park Great Wildlife Exploration will give members of the public and experts alike a better understanding of local nature and increased familiarity with resident species.
Work alongside experts
Blitzers will work alongside experts within a 24-hour period (10am, 23rd May to 10am, 24th May) to identify and record as many varied species of wildlife as can be found.
The Saturday will host the majority of our activities: join wildlife experts on fantastic guided walks; from moths to mammals, there will be something for everyone!
There will also be stalls hosted by a range of participating organisations with fun family activities on throughout the day.
This is a chance to explore your local park and search for wildlife using real scientific techniques.
We will also be running interactive workshops and craft tables.
You can ask the experts questions, create your own environment-themed masterpieces and spend some quality time out in nature.
Start the day with wildlife! Join us for a special 6am dawn chorus bird walk.
Download our poster to explore the full programme.
Be part of something special
Your discoveries will contribute to the knowledge base on our local biodiversity!
No prior experience is needed, and all ages are welcome - but children aged 15 and below should be supervised by an adult.
For more information or to sneak a peek at our preparations, find us on Facebook and Instagram.