WHAT IS BIOBLITZ?
Bioblitz is a fun effort to record all species living/growing within the Castlecomer area including wild, naturalised, and feral species, but does not include domesticated animals or species held in captivity. Plants growing within formal gardens or planted in flower beds are not accepted. Anyone can be involved, whether you’re a trained scientist or an interested amateur. Families are welcome to join in for as long as they like, parents/guardians must accompany children at all events. Outdoor clothing essential – be ready for mucky feet, rain or sun!
WHEN IS IT?
Castlecomer Discovery Park will be running a range of family-friendly nature-themed events from 3pm until late on August 19th and from early until 3pm on August 20th during the Bioblitz. Events are free (not including parking fee).
*Events during the 2 days are subject to change due to weather and other factors so check frequently! Currently the schedule looks like this:
Castlecomer BioBlitz Heritage Week August 19th & 20th Castlecomer Discovery Park Current Schedule
|August 19th (Day 1)||Event||Location (Start)|
|15:00||Launch of Castlecomer Discovery Park BioBlitz & ‘What You Need To Know About Bioblitz’||Canopy Café, Castlecomer Discovery Park|
|16.30||Dragonfly Walk & Talk||Canopy Café, Castlecomer Discovery Park|
|20:30||Bat walk & talk||Castlecomer Estate Yard|
|22:30||Moth Trapping/ Wining||Canopy Cafe|
|01:30- 06:30||Down Time|
|August 20th (Day 2: Wild Child Day)||Event|
|07:00||Dawn Non-Chorus walk||Castlecomer Estate Yard|
|08:00||Bio-Breakfast (Must pre-order)||Canopy Cafe|
|10:30-15.00||Woodland Craft Displays||Fairy Village|
|11:30||Wildlife Photography||Canopy Cafe|
|12:00-14.00||Kick Sampling for Freshwater Invertebrates||Below Dinan River Footbridge|
|13:00||Butterfly Walk & Talk||Canopy Cafe|
|14:00||Last Minute Record Scramble:||Canopy Cafe|
|15:00||Closing Bell||Canopy Cafe|
|16:30||Records Tally followed by Awards & Prizes||Canopy Cafe|
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