Thursday, 5 April 2012

Planning the 2012 New Forest National Park Bioblitz

We are busy planning the 2012 Bioblitz. This year we will be at the New Forest Reptile Centre, Lepe Country Park and Brockenhurst Primary School. Some events you need to book onto, some you can just turn up. Check out the details on our event pages. New Forest National Park event pages.

Thursday, 23 June 2011

Thank you!

A big thanks to Simon Boswell and Nicky Court, of Hampshire Biodiversity Information Centre, who collated all our records. Here they are hard at work.

Sunday, 19 June 2011

Annalee Bland of Copplestone, Devon, aged six, found the snail Nesovitrea hammonis which is so small it's rare to find it. Naturalist and Mollusk expert Graham Long, who writes about the New Forest for the Guardian newspaper's Country Diary column, was delighted with the find.

Saturday, 18 June 2011

The Results are in!

Bioblitz organiser Jim Mitchell announces we have recorded 352 species despite the weather. This total is likely to rise as more records from the day are collated. Watch this space for later updates. Thanks to everyone who organized the Bioblitz and to all those who took part. It was a fantastic 24 hours!

Splachnum moss

This is very very rare in the UK. It grows on fresh dung and takes a year to become fertile. Then it gives off a scent to attract flies which then carry the spores to the next fresh dung pat. Thanks to Clive Chatters of the National Park and Hampshire Wildlife Trust for the info and to Phil Budd for finding it.

Bioblitz HQ at Bolderwood

The excitement is mounting as we near the end of the 24 hours.


Here's Aaron, aged 10, from Bournemouth studying a huge hawkmoth.