Community BioBlitz 2020

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Community BioBlitz 2020

Get involved with our Community BioBlitz 2020

The Community BioBlitz 2020 is an intense period of biological surveying to record all the living species, flora and fauna, at Lindengate. We are inviting groups of scientists, naturalists, conservation groups, volunteers, RAF Cadets, members of the community, schools and businesses to help us conduct an intensive field study over a continuous time period of 24 hours on Friday 5th and Saturday 6th June 2020. We will also work closely with local radio, social media, newspapers, celebrities.

We plan to begin at 5pm on Friday 5th June, to set any overnight traps such as moth traps, small mammal traps and possibly bottle traps for newts, organise a bat survey and set up a moth sheet. Lindengate plans to capture statistics about breeding birds, amphibians and botany and are keen to build links with more conservation and recording groups for the future and hopefully begin regular surveys going forward.

Saturday 6th June is our Community Day and we would like your group to be involved. We will set up surveys including bird ringing, checking moth traps, small mammal traps, surveying invertebrates, butterflies, wildflowers and other plant species around the site. These will offer many opportunities for everyone to get involved.

Records will be sent to BMERC (Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes Environmental Records Centre) who collect and share information about biodiversity and geology in Bucks and Milton Keynes. BMERC are the UK’s largest partnership for nature, with over 200 members and more than 225 million wildlife records available through the National Biodiversity Network.

We will have a BBQ and refreshments available to purchase on the day, and also a fabulous plant stall and scrumptious cakes for sale.

If your school, group or business would like to be involved please contact Anne Mills at anne.mills@lindengate.org.uk or call 01296 622443 to register your interest.

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