BioBlitz

BioBlitz

Sat 22 June 2013

Time:
10.00 am — 5.30 pm
Location:
Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (find us)
Venue:
Real Life Science Studio, John Hope Gateway
Price:
Free
Age:
Ages 8+
Booking:
Sign up on the day

Join the challenge to record as much wildlife as possible over a 24 hour period in the Garden. See the results of the moth trapping on the Friday night, hear from naturalists in the free programme of walks and talks and have a go at pond dipping to discover what is living in one of the Garden's ponds. Places are limited and will be allocated on the day through a booking sheet at the John Hope Gateway reception desk. You can also join the Edible Gardening Project to sow some seeds that will encourage wildlife in your neighbourhood.

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Opening of the moth trap: See the contents of a trap set the previous evening

10.30am (duration 30 minutes)

Meet at the meadow in the Demonstration Garden

Walks: Join a free 30 minute walk to discover the Garden's wildlife

11.30am Birds (Robert Mill - RBGE)

12.00noon Mosses (Liz Kungu - RBGE)

12.30pm Wildlife Photography (Rachel McAleese - KLAWED)

2.00pm Ferns (Heather McHaffie - RBGE)

2.30pm Dragonflies (Ruary Mackenzie Dodds - The Dragonfly Project)

3.00pm Bugs (Suzanne Bairner - Buglife)

3.30pm Bumblebees (Anthony McCluskey - Bumblebee Conservation Trust)

4.00pm Lichens (Sally Eaton - RBGE)

Sign up on the day in the John Hope Gateway (places limited) for departure from the reception desk in the John Hope Gateway

Talks: Listen to a free 15 minute talk by people involved in recording wildlife

11.30am Bumblebees (Anthony McCluskey - Bumblebee Conservation Trust)

12.00noon Wildlife Photography (Rachel McAleese - KLAWED)

12.30pm Wildlife Gardening (Ben Dell - RBGE)

2.00pm Dragonflies (Ruary Mackenzie Dodds - The Dragonfly Project)

2.30pm Bugs (Niall Currie - Buglife)

3.00pm Bumblebees (Anthony McCluskey - Bumblebee Conservation Trust)

3.30pm Lichens (Sally Eaton - RBGE)

4.00pm Wildlife Photography (Rachel McAleese - KLAWED)

Sign up on the day in the John Hope Gateway (places limited) for talks in the Patrick Geddes Room on the first floor of the John Hope Gateway

Pond dipping: See what you can find living in the pond (all equipment supplied)

11.00am (duration 40 minutes)

12.00noon (duration 40 minutes)

1.00pm (duration 40 minutes)

2.00pm (duration 40 minutes)

3.00pm (duration 40 minutes)

4.00pm (duration 40 minutes)

Sign up on the day in the John Hope Gateway (places limited)

Seed sowing: Drop-in and sow some marigold seeds with the Edible Gardening Project to feed bees and other pollinators in your garden

1.00pm to 4.00pm

Free activity in the demonstration Garden.

Mini-beast lab: Use microscopes to see the tiny creatures that live in the soil and play a key role sustaining life on Earth

1.00pm to 4.00pm

Free activity in the Real Life Science Studio.

Sparrowhawk live nest camera: See live images from the Garden's sparrowhawk nest with RSPB

1.00pm to 4.00pm

Free activity in the John Hope Gateway.

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