June 6, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
We are organising a Community Bio Blitz; this 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 1pm on Friday 5th June working with schools. Later that day we will 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.
On Saturday 6th June we will set up other surveys including bird ringing, checking moth traps and small mammal traps from the night before. We will also be surveying invertebrates, butterflies, wildflowers and other plant species around the site. These will offer 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.