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Join The Flintshire BioBlitz At Rhydymwyn Valley Nature Reserve

NOTE: This content is old - Published: Friday, Aug 30th, 2013.

Join the race to find as much wildlife as you can!

Date: 31st August 2013

Location: Rhydymwyn Valley Nature Reserve – CH7 5HQ

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A BioBlitz is a large scale event that engages people with biodiversity, inviting them to get directly involved in surveying and monitoring their local wildlife and green spaces.

During a BioBlitz event scientists and members of the public work together to survey a natural space; looking for, identifying and recording as many species as possible over 24 hours or shorter for a “mini-BioBlitz”

At the Flintshire BioBlitz you can get involved in a range of activities including:

Friday Aug 30th

  • 7.45pm – Bat Walk

Saturday Aug 31st

  • 10.00 – 10.40 Moth walk
  • 11.00 – 11.40 Reptile Walk
  • 12.30 – 1.10 Fungi Walk
  • 1.30 – 2.10 Butterfly Walk
  • 2.30-3.10 Spider Walk
  • 3.20-4.00 Moss Walk

All walks to be booked in advance please

Where?

Rhydymwyn Valley Nature Reserve is an 80 acre greenfield site, housing disused second world war buildings. Grassland, woodland and wetland areas now provide a home to many species, with large butterfly populations in particular. The site also hosts three reptile species, amphibians, including great crested newts and birds and bats as well as mammals including otter.

Access: Most areas accessible to wheelchair users

Getting there

Please enter the DEFRA site through the green gates and park to the right. The meeting place is the gazebo by the entrance. The site is suitable for disabled access

Who?

The BioBlitz is being run by COFNOD

 

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