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Did you do the garden bio blitz?

Posted by British Bird Food 03/06/2013 0 Comment(s)
On 1st and 2nd June there was a fun way to identify wildlife in your garden. www.gardenbioblitz.org organised a plant and wildlife watch this weekend and it's not too late to take part. The Garden Bioblitz There are several links to help identify and record your garden visitors,  whether they are wild birds, plants, insects or mammals. There is a very helpful 20 species identification sheet, that you can download that includes Robins, Blackbirds, frogs and toads, butterflies and moths. A really helpful way to educate children about wildlife in their own back garden or field or park, or even window box. Along with the species identification sheet you get a record sheet to go out into the garden with. This has headings for Species found, Who identified it, if you are sure what it is, a comment column and whether you took a photo or not. You can then take the completed sheet back indoors and record the information on the info centre and it will go towards the national overview. There are lots of local bio blitz weekends around the country, you can find out more at the Bristol natural history consortium website. http://www.bnhc.org.uk/home/bioblitz/national-bioblitz.html In the mean time we hope you are all enjoying getting out and about in the sunshine. The fledglings are loving the sunshine and the Blackbirds and Starlings are going mad for the suet and mealworms we put out for them on the garden wall.

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