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  • BioBlitz 2019

Welcome to BioBlitz 2019 at Cambridge University Botanic Garden

BioBlitz 2019 - Saturday 27 April 2019 at 12 noon to Sunday 28 April 2019 at 12 noon

Book onto a wildlife workshop or drop-in to discover, identify and record the wonderful animals and plants of the Garden.

Full listings, and how to book are below. Workshops include:
• nature walks around the Garden
• surveying activities – pond-dipping, moth-trapping, bug-hunts and bat walks
• insect, amphibian and moth trapping experts will set traps overnight to be checked early the next morning

The age limit for each bookable wildlife workshop event is listed below. Pre-booking is required to guarantee your place and gain free entry into the Garden.

Pre-booking is required to guarantee your place and gain free entry into the Garden. Please note that we can only offer up to a maximum of three tickets per workshop per person booking. Eventbrite will limit each order accordingly. In the interests of fairness, we cannot accept multiple orders for the same person for individual workshops. Places for the workshops may be available on the day, but normal garden admission will apply.

We will also be running a variety of drop-in activities to suit different age groups, 12 noon–6pm Saturday 27 April and 10am-1pm Sunday 28 April. More details to follow, normal Garden admission charges will apply.



Bookings are now open:

Saturday Wildlife Workshops

Minibeast Hunt: 12-12.30pm, 1.30-2pm, 3-3.30pm  Ages 6+

Butterfly Spotting: 12.30-1.30pm, 2.30-3.30pm  Ages 8+

Pond Dipping: 12.30-1.30pm, 3-4pm  Ages 6+

Owl Pellet Dissection: 1-1.45pm, 2.15-3pm, 3.30-4.15pm  Ages 6+

Wild Plant Hunt: 1-2pm  Ages 15+

Pollinator Walk: 2-3pm  Ages 8+

Spider Survey: 2-3pm  Ages 6+

Slugs and Snails: 4-5pm  Ages 8+

Moss Hunt: 4-5pm  Ages 8+

Natural History Walk: 4.30-5.30pm  Ages 12+

Solitary bee Nest Hunt: 5-6pm  Ages 8+

Bat Sound Analysis: 5.30-6.30pm  Ages 15+

Amphibian Survey: 6.30-7.30pm  Ages 15+

Small Mammal Trapping: 7-8pm  Ages 8+

Moth Trapping: 8-9pm  Ages 8+

Bat Walk: 8.30-9.30pm  Ages 8+


Sunday Wildlife Workshops

Early Morning Birdsong Walk: 5.30-6.30am  Ages 8+

Amphibian Trap Release: 6-7am  Ages 12+

Bird Mist Netting: 6.30-7.30am  Ages 15+

Moth Trap Release: 7.30-8.30am, 10.30-11.30am  Ages 8+

Bird Walk: 7.30-8.30am  Ages 8+

Small Mammal Trap Release: 7.30-8.30am  Ages 8+

Natural History Walk: 8-9am  Ages 12+

Aquatic Invertebrate Survey: 8.30-9.30am  Ages 15+

Bird Box Checks: 9.30-10.30am, 11-12am  Ages 12+

Minibeast Hunt: 10.30-11am  Ages 6+

Plants under attack: Plant Gall and Leaf Miner Hunt: 11-12pm  Ages 8+

Butterfly Spotting: 11.30-12.30pm  Ages 8+

Small Mammal Trap Release: 11.30-12.30pm  Ages 8+

Pond Dipping: 11.30-12.30pm  Ages 6+