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Welcome to the Bioblitz Page

Here you can read information about the Bioblitz on Saturday 4th of May 2019, the biggest wildlife event ever to be seen on the Commons! 

This is our first activity as part of the Sheffield Lakeland Landscape Partnership with Sheffield and Rotherham Wildlife Trust.

A Bioblitz is a fun and informal way to learn about wildlife – you can take part in planned walks and activities and be your own nature detective – helping us to identify as many of the birds, plants, bugs and beasties as possible that live on the Commons. A running total of things people have found will be on display – you can help us find more!

We wanted to get this into the newsletter, so the events listed below are what we know about as we go to press. More walks will be arranged and there will be experts on hand to talk to. Everything is FREE and booking is only necessary for the Bat Walk and the guided children’s activities. The meeting point and activity hub will be signposted at the site.

Saturday 4th May 2019

7:00 am 
Join us as we check the mammal traps* we set the night before

9:30 am 
Bird Walk

11:00 am
Minibeasts – a guided activity for children led by the Outdoor Learning Team at Sheffield & Rotherham Wildlife Trust.

1:00 pm
The History of Wadsley & Loxley Commons

2:00 pm
Wildflowers Walk

8:50 pm
Bat Walk – Learn about bats from the South Yorkshire Bat Group and have a go at detecting them too!

This event will end with a look at any moths caught in the moth traps.*

Come for a few minutes or a few hours!
Maybe bring a picnic to enjoy a leisurely lunch on the common.
Toilet facilities on site.
Parking available at Rural Lane Car Park, or Long Lane Car Park.
Dogs on leads are welcome.

Questions and further details please email sheffieldlakeland@wildsheffield.com

*Please note:- these do not cause any harm and all animals are released afterwards.