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After a morning and afternoon of species hunting with the school children of Bristol, we have a fantastic new total of 256 species! Well done everyone!!

New species total!

New species total!

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Wildscreen Media Team member Kathryn joins Tony the naturalist as he takes a group of budding entomologists on an invertebrate discovery mission.

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We’re gearing up for an exciting evening of activity, with BioBlitz running into the night with the moth and bat walks. Will you be joining BioBlitz this evening? How many species will you discover?!

Moth revision

Moth revision

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After a slow start with the bird ringing we finally had a visitor! This juvenile male blackbird made an appearance just after we’d put our video cameras and ringing tools away, but luckily one intrepid photographer was around to capture the moment. Catch up with us shortly when we’ll have an interview with bird specialist Paul House.

Juvenile blackbird at BioBlitz

Juvenile blackbird at BioBlitz

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With the bird spotters back, the plant hunters returned and the mammal seekers on top form, our latest tally has more than doubled. We’ve now spied 121 species here at Kings Weston House!

BioBlitz Spotter Helen

BioBlitz Spotter Helen

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Spring is well and truly under way at Kings Weston House, and here’s the evidence! Find out some top facts about this gorgeous spring arrival with ARKive.

Bluebells at BioBlitz

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The Media Team are in BioBlitz headquarters editing their footage from their foray into the world of invertebrates. Video coming soon!

Media Team in action

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The Wildscreen Media Team are at Kings Weston House on this fantastically sunny Bristol day to capture action as it happens. We’ll be photographing plants, filming anything that flies and blogging about mini-beasts! So stay tuned as we tally the species throughout the day.

Pond dipping at BioBlitz

First off, Wildscreen pond dippers extraordinaire Becky, Claire and Helen jumped at the chance to join the pond-dipping expedition this morning. Accompanying naturalist Trudi, the intrepid trio joined the children of Christ Church CE Primary School to delve into the murky waters of the nearby pond.

Pond dipping at BioBlitz

The resulting net-fulls of green pond weed soon revealed a fantastic ecosystem of critters galore! Freshwater hoglice scrambled around elegantly stretching leeches, whilst a diving beetle made a bid for freedom past some enormous pond snails. And there was even the bonus find of some tadpoles!

Pond dipping at BioBlitz
Back at BioBlitz headquarters, the Media Team are now awaiting the return of the first wave of foragers and for the tally of species to begin!

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