Woodhouse BioBlitz June 14th/15th Event

Folk just down the road from Loughborough in Woodhouse are running a 24 hour “BioBlitz” to encourage folk to observe and record the flora and fauna surrounding the village.  Here’s their provisional event programme (which may be subject to change. See the board outside the Village Hall on BioBlitz Days for final events listings.)

Friday June 14th

21.00 Welcome to the BioBlitz and ‘Bat Talk and Walk’ led by Jenny Harris (Woodhouse Eaves Village Hall Annexe then Footpath through Meadow between villages)
21.30 Nocturnal Walk around Broombriggs, led by Mick Moffat (Meet at Woodhouse Eaves Village Hall Annexe)

Saturday June 15th

06.00 Early Bird Walk, led by Sue Graham (Meet at Beacon Hill Lower Car Park)
10.00 Exhibition opens (Woodhouse Eaves Village Hall)
10.30 ‘Woodhouse Watch’ What did we see overnight? (Woodhouse Eaves Village Hall)
11.00 Pooters and Minibeasts, led by Rachel Ibbotson (King George V Playing Fields) – Refreshments open
11.00 Plant ID (Footpath through Meadow between villages) – To be confirmed
11.00 Bird walk, led by Jerry Griffiths (Meet at Beacon Hill Lower Car Park)
11.30 ‘Fungi of Bradgate Woods’, talk by John Jones (Woodhouse Eaves Village Hall)
12.00 Heathland Management talk and guided walk by Mick Moffat (Meet at Beacon Hill Lower Car Park)
13.00 ‘Woodhouse Watch’ What have we recorded so far on NatureSpot? With Dave Nicholls and others (Woodhouse Eaves Village Hall)
13.00 Plants and bees of Long Close meadow, led by Louise Marsh and Dave W. (Sign up and meet at Woodhouse Eaves Village Hall)
14.00 ‘Spineless Wonders of Woodhouse: the hidden world of creepy-crawlies’ talk by Steve Woodward (Woodhouse Eaves Village Hall)
14.00 Pooters and Minibeasts, led by Rachel Ibbotson (King George V Playing Fields)
14.30 Trees in the Native Tree collection guided walk, led by Jack Riggott (Meet at Beacon Hill Lower Car Park)
15.00 Plants and bees in Long Close meadow, led by Louise Marsh and Dave W. (Sign up and meet at Woodhouse Eaves Village Hall)
15.00 Pond dipping (Meet at Beacon Hill Lower Car Park)
16.00 ‘Moths of Woodhouse’ talk by Graham Finch (Woodhouse Eaves Village Hall)
17.00 ‘Woodhouse Watch’ Evening report (Woodhouse Eaves Village Hall) -Refreshments close
18.00 Early evening bird walk, led by Jerry Griffiths (Woodhouse Eaves Village Hall)
19.30 ‘Charnwood’s Wonderful Wildlife’ illustrated talk by Danny Green (Woodhouse Eaves Village Hall)
20.30 ‘Woodhouse Watch’ Summary and the Final Countdown! (Woodhouse Eaves Village Hall)

Here’s a poster for the events.

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