Chris Packham’s UK Bioblitz Campaign 2018

Join the #WeWantWildlife citizen science revolution

This July, Chris and his team of experts will be visiting 50 wildlife sites across the UK to highlight the extent to which the nation’s wildlife is under threat.

What’s a Bioblitz?

A Bioblitz involves finding and identifying as many species of wildlife as possible in a specific area over a short period of time.

The Bioblitz campaign has a scientific purpose, and the results of this 2018 survey will be recorded to create a benchmark to help measure the rise and fall in numbers of different species in the future.

It's also a great way for you to Do a wildlife survey and be on your way to aWild Challenge award!

Little girl and boy get ready with their nets to go pond-dipping at Loch Winnoch

“I want the 2018 UK Bioblitz Campaign to be a detailed and complete wildlife audit, a ten day snapshot of the state of our wild places and what lives there.”

Chris Packham

Joining in

As part of the Bioblitz, Chris and his team will be visiting six RSPB nature reserves. Come along and see how many different species you can find! From flies to fungi, mammals to moths and birds to butterflies, we’re calling on your help! No expert knowledge is needed. Please click on the event for more details. 

Reserves

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    • Loch Leven

      Loch Leven

      Join us at Loch Leven as we attempt to bioblitz our way through a fun filled day of wildlife surveying.

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    • Lochwinnoch

      Lochwinnoch

      Join us for our Open Day for Nature and meet a very special guest, as Chris Packham himself will be joining us as part of his UK tour.

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    • Fairburn Ings

      Fairburn Ings

      TV presenter and naturalist Chris Packham is to come to Fairburn Ings BioBlitz, as part of the first independent audit of its kind in the UK involving Citizen Science.

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    • Ynys-hir

      Ynys-hir

      Come and see how many different species you can find at RSPB Ynys-hir!

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    • Newport Wetlands

      Newport Wetlands

      TV presenter and naturalist Chris Packham will be popping into Newport Wetlands National Nature Reserve as part of his UK Bioblitz - 'Nature reserves are not enough!' campaign.

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    • Lakenheath Fen

      Lakenheath Fen

      It's now officially summer so join us for a bio blitz to celebrate the wonderful biodiversity of RSPB Lakenheath Fen.

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    Chris Packham's UK Bioblitz 2018

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    Your Wild Challenge

    By taking part in the Bioblitz you can also be one step closer to a Wild Challenge reward by completing your Do a wildlife survey activity. 

    Wild Challenge is the RSPB’s free rewards scheme to help children find out more about the natural world in a fun and practical way. From wild flowers to wild camping, ponds to rock pools, there’s plenty to go wild out about this summer.

    Follow the campaign

    You can follow Chris Packham’s UK Bioblitz Campaign on Twitter.

    Join in the conversation with #WeWantWildlife

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