Friday 12th and Saturday 13th May 2017, Knighton Park
Fancy a challenge? Fun, family day out? The BioBlitz is for you! It is a 24-hour race against the clock to identify as many species as possible. An ambitious target of 500 species has been set to challenge experts and beginners alike in a quest to find wildlife ranging from bats to butterflies, trees to toads and many creepy crawlies.
This year Knighton Park has been chosen to host the annual event. It promises to be one of the biggest yet! There will be a range of activities from guided walks covering birds, bats and beasties to talks about our countryside and activities for families and children.
Knighton Park has lots to offer. It is a big park on the edge of Leicester City which has a fantastic mix of habitats, including brooks, grasslands, woodlands and formal gardens! Thousands of people are predicted to attend this year’s annual event all recording wildlife or coming for a fun family day out.
The event is being organised in partnership between Leicester City Council, Knighton Wild, The Conservation Volunteers, NatureSpot, University of Leicester and the Leicestershire and Rutland Wildlife Trust, not to mention the many experts, volunteers and public who make the day special and without whom it would not be possible.