Wales Garden Wildlife Bioblitz 2021 - A National Nature Hunt to kick of Wales Nature Week! - 29/05/2021

Help start Wales Nature Week 2021 by joining the four Local Environmental Records Centres* in Wales in a national nature hunt - the Wales Garden Wildlife Bioblitz 2021!  On Saturday 29th May, wildlife lovers across Wales are invited "BioBlitz" their garden, by looking for species common and rare to contribute to our Wales wide species snapshot. To take part record all the wildlife you see using the LERC Wales / iRecord Apps or BIS Wired / iRecord online or other recording methods you are familair with. 

Themed recording events will run throughout the day and experts and helpful staff will be on social media to help with your questions and queries. Join our Zoom an Expert event at 2pm (joining details coming soon!) who will endeavour to answer your nature and identification queries).

When: Saturday 29th May 2021 Midnight - Midnight

Where: Your own garden (or a local patch)

What: Record all the species you can find in your garden for 24 hours to build a national species snapshot for Wales Nature Week.

How: Follow the fun on Facebook and Twitter with #WalesGardenBioBlitz21 and send us your garden wildlife species records via the LERC Wales App (or alternative recording route**)

Why: Have fun learning about the nature in your garden, and contribute useful data to help wildlife conservation.

Suggested timeline for your wildlife hunt

5am: Dawn Chorus - early risers can share the experience of the wonders of dawn during May

8am: Marvellous Moths - live updates from the traps of LERC Wales staff

11am: Perfect Pollinators - Watch your flower beds to see what bees, butterflies and other winged wonders visit

2pm: Zoom an Expert - join our Zoom call to share your findings and ask for help with species identification - Join using this link

3pm: Wonderful Wildflowers - what wild flowers can you find in your lawn / pavement cracks / flower beds

6pm: Cool creepy crawlies - look under logs and rummage through rocks to look for slugs, snails and woodlice

9pm: Twilight highlights - Listen for bats, shine a spotlight on spiders, and hunt for hedgehogs... what nocturnal visitors you can find after dark?

 *LERC Wales is a consortium of the four Local Environmental Records Centres in Wales: BIS, Cofnod, SEWBReC and WWBIC. Each LERC collates wildlife records for their area of Wales, and provides this information to decision makers whilst supporting the local recording community.

**We will be counting all records received for 29th May as part of the event. If you are an established recorder, please use your preferred submission method, e.g. MapMate, iRecord or your LERC's online system. If you are new to recording, we suggest the LERC Wales App as the easiest method of sending us data. Alternatively download this spreadsheet and return it to

Added 28/05/2021 12:18