Our Bioblitz carried out over the weekend of June the 25th and 26th was blessed with good weather which turned out to be very hot on the Sunday. Base Camp was established in the picnic area.
Our findings included this list of creatures. Meadow Grasshopper. Roessel’s Bush Cricket. Three different types of ladybird and ladybird larvae. Crab spider. Wolf spider. Orb Web spider. Harvestman. Numerous different types of small beetle. Various predatory bugs. Huge numbers of grass mites. Meadow Brown butterfly.
At 3 p.m. we went on a Wildflower Hunt. People were allowed to pick a small sample of each Wildflower as long as it was not rare. Here are some of our findings.
Lambs Tongue Plantain
Cat's ear sp
Common Storks bill
Bird's foot trefoil
Cut leaved Cranesbill
Mouse Ear Chickweed
At 7 p.m.on Saturday evening we prepared some Longworth small mammal traps. Each was carefully weighted with some nest material,Harry Hamster Muesli, some casters and mealworms and a slice of apple for moisture.
Later on in the morning we went 'pond dipping' in the River Stort backwater. We caught a good variety of freshwater life including Freshwater Shrimp, Water Hoglouse, a variety of water snails, Pea Cockles, Small water beetles, Damselfly nymphs, Mayfly nymphs, Alder Fly Larvae and various otherLarvae and worms.
The event Finished at 12 o'clock on Sunday and was thoroughly enjoyed by everyone, We had been blessed with good weather!