BioBlitz hits Chambers Farm Wood this weekend

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The Forestry Commission and the Lincolnshire Naturalists’ Union are carrying out a ‘Bioblitz’ at Chambers Farm Wood, near Wragby, this weekend.

The three-day intensive survey, starting on Friday, hopes to record as many living species as possible and the public can join in too.

Forestry Commission ranger Jenny Boatwright says on Sunday the public can help find invertebrates, and enjoy a demonstration of the sound analysis of bats, pond dipping and a gall walk. For children, there is a bug hunt in the butterfly garden.

On Saturday and Sunday from 7pm, Anne Goodall of the Lincolnshire Naturalists’ Union will join Jenny on a dusk walk to conduct a bat count and roving woodcock survey. Volunteers are also welcome to join them and learn how to identify bat species and count woodcocks.

All activities are free, though some activities may be unsuitable for dogs. There is no need to pre-book, just turn up at Chambers Farm Wood on the Saturday evening or Sunday morning.