Woods Mill 50: Bioblitz at Woods Mill (01/09/18) Saturday, 1st September 2018 6:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Woods Mill at 50 - Bioblitz at Woods Mill

Friday 31st August – Saturday 1st September


What is a Bioblitz?

A bioblitz is an informal recording event that allows us to collect a snapshot of species using as many survey methods as possible. It helps us to answer the question “What is here right now?” and provides valuable data for monitoring and conservation work. We hope through this event to rediscover some species not recorded at Woods Mill in recent years, and add a few new ones to the reserves list!


Event Details

Friday 31st August

19:30pm - 21:00pm Bat Walk, Mammal trap check, Camera trap and Moth trap setup.

Saturday 1st September

6:00am Bird Walk

7:30am Mammal Trap Check

8:30am Moth Trap Opening

9:30am Camera traps and footprint tunnels

10:30am Tea break and species totals so far

11:00am Bug Hunt and Butterfly Walk

13:00pm Pond Dipping and plant hunt

14:00pm Species totals round up


Please note that event times are rough estimates that will depend on which species are around and weather conditions and are subject to change.

Staff will be on hand between 6am to 2pm on Saturday so feel free to drop in and join us at any point during the day! 

Events are happening in Seven Acre Brook (the long field next to Hoe Wood). Follow signs from the Woods Mill car park to find us.

As well as planned events, Sussex Wildlife Trust Senior Ecologist Graeme Lyons will be recording around Woods Mill for 24 hours straight and will appreciate any additional assistance!

Sussex Biodiversity Record Centre will be on site to collect species data and give updates on the number of species recorded during the event.

Drinks and light refreshments will be available, but please bring your own lunch. 


Free event. No booking required, just turn up!

For more information please contact James Duncan.