Springwatch and RSPB Arne Bioblitz

Join BBC Springwatch and the RSPB Arne team for a mammoth bioblitz, counting and identifying as many species as possible. You don’t need to be an expert to take part!
BBC Springwatch want to get people across the UK outside and stuck in looking for wildlife in their local patch. So to inspire the public, we’re jointly organising a mass descent of experts and enthusiastic amateurs to a nature reserve to survey everything from plants, lichens, moths, beetles and birds to reptiles, mammals and spiders.
The BBC have chosen to do this at the next home of Autumnwatch: RSPB Arne in Dorset, nearly 600 hectares of dry and wet lowland heath, reedbed, saltmarsh, mudflats, ancient oak woodland, wet woodland, pine forest, farmland, acid grassland and saline lagoons but is rather under-recorded.
When: 12 noon Wednesday 1 June to 12 noon Thursday 2 June, for as long as you can. The reserve team say they’ll keep going all night!
Who: It would be great to have experts in species identification but we also need people to go out and collect interesting things for others to ID — so all levels of expertise are welcome. If you’re spending half term with the family, then bring them along too!
Contact: Rob Farrington, Arne Visitor Experience Manager

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