Submitted by AJ Cann on Tue, 01/05/2018 - 08:24


    Alexton Bioblitz
    The Alexton Bioblitz has been organized by A Focus on Nature and takes place on 12th-13th May in Allexton, Leicestershire. The 3ha site has recently been made available to the public and this is the first time it has been properly sampled. It would be great to have local natural history experts and enthusiasts present in order to show off the site and find as many different species as possible! The event will take place between 12pm midday on 12th to 12pm midday on 13th May. Limited parking is available just before the bridge on Main Street, LE15 9AB. Sampling and identification equipment will be provided but feel free to bring your own. There will also be some light food and teas and coffees. More information available from:

    Leicester BioBlitz 2018
    The Leicester BioBlitz is happening for the 9th consecutive year on 17th and 18th May at Belgrave Hall Gardens and St Peters Churchyard. This event challenges Leicester to identify as many plants and animals as possible on these sites in just 24-hours. Helped by experts and naturalists you will be invited to take part and learn about the wildlife that live here and where to find them during that time. An ambitious target of 500 species has been set to find wildlife ranging from bats to butterflies, frogs to flowers and many other bugs and insects. This year Belgrave Hall Gardens and St Peters Churchyard have been chosen and it promises to be a wonderful place to visit and explore with their great mix of habitats from woodland, formal gardens, glass houses and churchyard. A range of guided walks covering bats, birds, bugs and plants has been organized, along with setting up cameras and traps to see the different mammals that share these special places with us. Tickets are free, but spaces are limited so please register to book a ticket and secure your place on one of the organised walks or talks:




    Submitted by AJ Cann on Tue, 01/05/2018 - 11:07


    It's a shame that the Leicester event is running during the week during term time. This will limit the number of people who are able to participate.