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Discover the joys of wildlife at a BioBlitz event

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Published: 26/06/2014

Children from Bradley Stoke schools and families are invited to join the race to find as much wildlife as possible at the Three Brooks Nature Reserve in Bradley Stoke on July 4 and 5.

The BioBlitz event takes place on Friday 4 July and Saturday 5 July at the beautiful nature reserve where budding scientists will have 24 hours to find and record as many different types of plants, animals and fungi as they can find. Every species will be logged and will contribute to real scientific data on local wildlife monitoring – so every record you collect makes a real difference.

At 5pm on Saturday 5 July, Chairman of South Gloucestershire Council, Cllr Howard Gawler will join the team for an announcement on how many species have been found and recorded.

BioBlitz is supported by South Gloucestershire Council and the British Ecological Society and is being run by the Bristol Natural History Consortium and members of the Three Brooks Nature Conservation Group. This free event is a highlight of the Festival of Nature, the UK’s largest celebration of the natural world.

John Morris, partnerships and delivery officer at South Gloucestershire Council, said: “Have you ever wondered what it’s like to go on a real-life wildlife expedition, searching for and documenting all the weird and wonderful species that you find along the way? Here is your chance to become a wildlife scientist for the day and discover all the amazing creatures that live right on your doorstep.

“Join our team of wildlife explorers with the help of expert naturalists and scientists for a programme of guided walks and drop-in activities in our pop-up field lab.”

There will also be a morning Wildlife Storytelling session at Bradley Stoke Library at 11am on Saturday while the field lab will be open from 4pm until late on Friday evening and from 10am to 5pm on Saturday. A programme of bookable activities are being run through Eventbrite

For further details visit or follow the BioBlitz on Twitter @festofnature

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