Sutton needs citizen scientists

By on 01/07/2014 in Culture, News
Sutton Park

Sutton Park

Sutton Park is holding a 30 hour BioBlitz in July - and asking people of all ages to become citizen scientists to help them record in detail the huge variety of animals and plants at the national nature reserve.

From Friday 11 July to Saturday 12 July wildlife experts and specialists will be on site to guide visitors through a range of free activities designed to monitor the wildlife within Sutton Park.  You can take part in bat detecting, moth trapping, mammal spotting, astronomy, bug hunting, stream dipping, walking safaris and plant identification.

BioBlitz opens at 10.30am on Friday morning with a progamme of activities for schools, whilst public events run from 9pm to midnight on Friday evening and from 5am to 4pm throughout the Saturday. 

Birmingham City Council's senior ranger at Sutton Park, Danny Squire, said: “BioBlitz is a great opportunity for members of public to work alongside scientists and other experts to track, monitor and record the huge array of wildlife that call Sutton Park their home.  Last year's BioBlitz was a massive success and we're looking to the public to help ensure that this year's event is too. “

To take part in any of the activities, meet at the Jamboree Stone in Sutton Park.

For further details go to www.facebook.com/SPBB14 or follow the hashtage #spbb14

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For further media information contact Debbie Harrison on 0121 303 4476

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