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Every Wednesday from 13th May until the 1st of July 2020 during the height of the Coronavirus lockdown, we discovered the wildlife living in our gardens and open spaces near our homes through a series of themed Bioblitz sessions.
Just a few of the highlights from the Transforming the Trent Valley team during the Covid-19 lockdown – April to July 2020
Share your BioBlitz photos, videos, sounds, drawings, poems and stories with us on social media using #thetrentvalley
Welcome to the Transforming the Trent Valley weekly BioBlitz!
Nicola Lynes, Community Engagement Officer from Transforming the Trent Valley tells us more.
Photograph copyright 2020 Steven Cheshire
(Transforming the Trent Valley)
Transforming the Trent Valley completed #30DaysWild 2020.
Join Nicola as she explores colour in nature in this four minute video.
Photograph copyright 2020 @PaulLGMorris via Twitter
Photograph submitted by Nettie
Photograph submitted by Wal
Photograph submitted by John
Photograph submitted by Annie
A BioBlitz is an intense period of biological surveying; an attempt to record as many living species within a designated area. Scientists, naturalists, and the public can conduct an intensive study over a continuous time period (usually 24 hours).
BioBlitzes are often held in urban parks or nature reserves close to cities. You can also conduct your own BioBlitz in your garden or local public open space too.
BioBlitzes are a great way to learn about nature, wildlife, then environment and your local surroundings. It’s an opportunity to discover the wildlife that lives just yards from you front or back door.
Anyone can take part; individuals, families, and children* are encouraged to explore and discover nature so long as you adgere to current social distancing measures.
*Please ensure that children are supervised appropriately when using social media or undertaking a BioBlitz in a public space.
We are very keen to encourage families located in and around the Transforming the Trent Valley Scheme Area take part every Wednesday over the next few weeks. You can spend as much or as little time as you want conducting your BioBlitz and we will be posting various suggested activities that you can do at different times of the day, plus photos and videos of what we have seen via our social media channels.
If you live within the Trent Valley between Rugeley, Alrewas, Burton Upon Trent and Derby, along the Tame Valley from Hopwas to Alrewas or along the Dove Valley between Rocester, Uttoxetter and Repton, we would love for you to get involved.
You don’t have to be a wildlife expert, so don’t be shy or scared. The key thing is to enjoy getting closer to nature and learn more about and better understand the wildlife you live with.
All you need is some space outdoors; any open space will do so long as you can adhere to social distancing measures. Your garden, local park, or street. You can even BioBlitz just by looking out of a window!
Some wildlife ID books or access to the internet to help you identify the species you have discovered. If you share your photos with us on social media using #thetrentvalley, we and our followers will help identify your sightings too.
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