Rob Curtis


Pittville Park BioBlitz 8th – 9th June

As per my piece in the March edition of GNS news; here is more information about this bioblitz

 

Here is the website link from that poster:

Pittville BioBlitz site

Students from the University of Gloucestershire will be identifying many of the species from as many taxon groups as they are able to. Come and help the next generation of naturalists if you can make it.

Many Thanks

Rob Curtis
rob.curtis@gloucestershirewildlifetrust.co.uk


Results of the Bioblitz 700 at The Park and Poor’s Allotment 25th – 26th July 2015

Results of this bioblitz were assembled months ago. I did mention in the September 2015 issue of GNS news that they will be published on this website. I have been busy in the meantime but unfortunately this slipped my mind. So thank you Maris for the reminder!

Number of species found in each taxon group

Total677
Fungi
4
Mosses
52
Liverworts
12
Stonewort
1
Ferns
10
Flowering plants
223
Conifers
2
Millipedes
2
Woodlice
4
Spiders
3
Dragonflies & Damselflies
11
Grasshoppers & Crickets
3
True Bugs
7
Beetles
12
Scorpion fly
1
Moths
176
Butterflies
22
True Flies
42
Ants, Wasps & Bees
12
Molluscs
12
Amphibians
5
Reptiles
3
Birds
40
Mammals
16

As you can see we didn’t quite make the 700 species. The persistent rain on the second day dramatically reduced recording effort.
Here’s the full list:

Heathland 700 The Park & Poor’s Allotment Species list

Just as a reminder: there will be another bioblitz at Crickley Hill, the new Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust reserve and SSSI from Friday 8th to Saturday 9th of July. Here’s hoping for optimum conditions to hit a realistic target!

http://www.gloucestershirewildlifetrust.co.uk/events/2016/07/08/crickley-bioblitz?instance=0


Nightingale walk at Highnam Woods

This event  arranged through the Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust will be held at RSPB Highnam Woods reserve on:

Thursday 5th May from 7pm to 9.30pm. 

This will be led by RSPB warden Hannah Moreton who will also look at habitat management for the species.

It’s completely free to attend but spaces are limited; so if you’d like to come you need you to book your place in advance from this link:

http://www.gloucestershirewildlifetrust.co.uk/events/2016/05/05/habitat-management-nightingales