Join the challenge to record as much wildlife as possible over a 24 hour period in the Garden. Meet naturalists, learn about the wildlife of the Botanics and help with the recording effort. Every species counts!
All sorts of plants and animals have made the Garden their home. By recording as much as we can during our BioBlitz on 21st and 22nd June we will get a better picture of the important role the Garden plays as a habitat for urban wildlife.
Naturalists and partner organisations will be here to record wildlife, lead walks and activities, give short talks and answer your questions about biological recording. See our What's On listings for details of what is happening on Friday and Saturday.
The things we are interested in recording are plants and animals that have arrived in the Garden by themselves. The more than 6,000 plant species that are cultivated in the Garden are definitely excluded from the BioBlitz list.
Groups we will be recording include:
Flowering plants, ferns, mosses and liverworts, fungi, lichens, mammals, birds, butterflies, moths, bumblebees, flies, stoneflies, beetles, dragonflies, other insects, spiders, slugs and snails, other invertebrates.