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Come and join the BioBlitz search for species at Watermead Park this Sunday

You can help experts record the wonderful wildlife at Watermead North

King Lear's lake at Watermead Park
King Lear's lake at Watermead Park

People are being invited to join nature experts at a BioBlitz event at the north end of Watermead Country Park to try to find and record at least 500 species in 24 hours.

The race against the clock will include a range of fun activities giving participants the chance to explore the park and make a valuable contribution to a longer term scientific survey. 

This Sunday (22 May), people can head to the park to help create a snapshot of the variety of wildlife at Watermead and can get involved in activities at the BioBlitz event which is supported by the Severn Trent Community Fund.

Activities include guided walks, wildlife spotting and identification sessions.

There will also be kids’ discovery zones and expert demonstrations. 

Participants will be able to share photos of the species they find and build their identification and recording skills. 

The BioBlitz will take place between 10am and 3pm at the King Lear's car park.

We’re delighted to be running the BioBlitz in a popular park which is rich in biodiversity and wildlife habitats including extensive reedbeds, woodland, wildflower meadows and grasslands.   

Our team of rangers, supported by specialists and volunteers from across the county will be available on the day to share their extensive knowledge and enthusiasm with visitors who want to learn more about wildlife, biological recording and conservation.

We’re hoping to inspire future generations and encourage everyone to come along and get involved.

Councillor Lee Breckon, Leicestershire County Council’s cabinet member for resources

You can find out more about the event on the BioBlitz page or by following #BioBlitzWatermead on social media.

 

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