Events

Events start at the Harborne Building http://www.uorbioblitz.co.uk/maps/4575910233

Friday 7th June

Bat walk (limited numbers- need to book in advance)- Starting at 9pm

Moth trapping (limited numbers- need to book in advance)- Starting at 9.30pm

If you want to take part in a guided walk of campus then sign up at the welcome desk from 9.45am on the Saturday (first come first served – so come early to avoid disappointment).

There are two bookable events: Friday night bat walk & Friday night moth trapping

There are limited places for these events – To book please email  Dr Becky Thomas: rebecca.thomas@reading.ac.uk

The organisers will be setting out small mammal traps, hedgehog surveying tunnels, bat mist nets, pitfall trapping, camera traps, malaise traps and doing some newt surveys

Saturday 8th June

– Indoor

Throughout the day there will be some short talks about wildlife and research being done at the University of Reading:

Programme of indoor talks

10.30-11am- Neil Bucknell from the Berkshire Ornithological Club will be talking to us about the results of the Berkshire Bird Atlas

11.30-12pm- Dr Tom Breeze from CAER will be talking about the importance of pollinator services

1.30-2pm- Dr Phil Baker from the University of Reading will be talking about hedgehog declines and conservation

2.30-3pm- Stacey Waring from the University of Reading will be talking to us about bats

– Outdoor

Throughout the day you can join in with the identification in the lab (everyone welcome- ask at the welcome desk when you arrive)

Programme of organised walks

Book your space on these walks at the welcome desk on the Saturday from 9.45am. All walks are weather dependent.

10-11am- Veteran Tree Walk

10-11am- Family Bird Walk

11-12pm- Beginners Bird Walk

11-12pm- Lichens Walk

12-1pm- Dragonfly and Damselfly Walk

12-1pm- Plant Pathology Walk

1-2pm- Butterfly Walk

1-2pm- Grasses Walk

2-3pm- Bee/Pollinator Walk

3-4pm- Wildflower Walk

First thing in the morning the organisers will be collecting in the small mammal traps, hedgehog surveying tunnels, camera traps, pitfall traps and malaise traps.

You will (hopefully) be able to see evidence of hedgehogs (their footprints!) and the camera trap footage (these will be on the records table in the environmental fair).

Throughout the day in the lab we will be identifying everything caught in the pitfall traps and malaise traps; come and see us when you visit

If you want to take part in a guided walk of campus then sign up at the welcome desk in the AMS foyer from 9.45am on the Saturday (first come first served – so come early to avoid disappointment).

There are two bookable events:

Friday night bat walk

Saturday dawn chorus bird walk

There are limited places for these events.

Details of how to book a place will be available shortly.

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