Woods Mill 50: Woods Mill Bioblitz (30/03/2019) Saturday, 30th March 2019 7:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Woods Mill at 50 - Bioblitz at Woods Mill 2019

Friday 29th March – Saturday 30th March

To celebrate the end of the one year ‘Woods Mill at 50’ project, we’re running a pair of bioblitzes; a nocturnal event on the 29th and a diurnal event on the 30th.

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 these events 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 29th March

6:00pm - 20:30pm - Bat Walk, Mammal trap check, Camera trap and Moth trap setup.

Saturday 30th March

07:00am - Bird Walk

08:30am - Mammal & Camera trap check and footprint tunnels

09:15am - Moth Trap Opening

10:30am - 30 minute Bioblitz (Bug Hunt and Butterfly Walk)*

11:00am - Species ID and total so far 

11:30am - 30 minute Bioblitz (Pond Dipping)*

12:00pm - Species ID and total so far

12:30pm - 30 minute Bioblitz (Trees and Plants)*

13:00pm - Species ID and total so far

14:00pm - Woods Mill 50 Celebratory Walk

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

* The 30 minute Bioblitzes will run concurrently to ensure each event is carried out across different locations on the reserve.

The Sussex Young Naturalist Group will be assisting us from 10am-1.30pm on Saturday and staff will be on hand all day, so feel free to drop in and join us at any point!

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 [email protected]

This event is part of Sussex Wildlife Trust’s celebration of 50 years at Woods Mill. Thanks to generous support from ScottishPower Foundation.