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Wyndham Bioblitz

Wyndham Bioblitz

Bio – Life     Blitz – To do something quickly and intensively.

Luckily the weather was kinder to us this week, if a little on the chilly side.  But the drop in temperatures did not deter the children from getting into the River Witham with their nets to explore the aquatic wildlife.

Lots of families took part in our Bioblitz, exploring the park with bug pots and identification keys, discovering all sorts of wildlife from ground beetles in the flower beds to white-clawed crayfish on the river bed and everything in between. They recorded an impressive 63 different creatures and plants between them.

The NCS (National Citizen Service) group whom we were co-hosting with Wyndham Park, also came along to show families how to make apple bird feeders (see photo to left) and bug hotels.

A big THANK YOU to all the families who took part, to the NCS group, to our fabulous volunteers, without whom our work would not be possible and to the Wyndham Park team for letting us explore their beautiful parkland.  Please see the table below for our results.

 

 

Birds

  • Wood pigeon
  • Mallard duck
  • Blackbird
  • Pied wagtail
  • Grey wagtail
  • Moorhen

 

  • Robin
  • Blue tit
  • Chaffinch
  • Magpie
  • Gold finch

 

Trees

  • European larch
  • Rowan
  • Sycamore
  • Silver birch
  • Pine
  • Sweet chestnut

 

  • Common lime
  • Yew
  • Willow
  • Oak
  • Ash
  • Lime

 

Land invertebrates

  • Hover fly
  • Lacewing
  • Mosquito
  • Woodlouse
  • Honey bee
  • Ground beetle
  • Ants
  • Fly
  • Caddis fly (Mystacides azurea)

 

  • Garden spider
  • Snail
  • Bumblebee
  • Cabbage (large) white butterfly
  • 7-spot ladybird
  • Ladybird larva
  • Wasp
  • Sexton beetle

 

River Creatures

  • Dragonfly nymph
  • Bullhead fish
  • Stickleback fish
  • Whirligig beetle
  • Freshwater hoglouse
  • Freshwater shrimp
  • White -clawed crayfish

 

  • Water boatman
  • Ramshorn snail
  • Water mite
  • Leech
  • Midge larvae
  • Mayfly nymph
  • Water worms

Mammals

  • Grey squirrel

 

Plants

  • Yarrow
  • Poppy
  • Daisy
  • Ivy

 

  • Dandelion
  • Dog rose
  • Hawthorn
  • Cat’s ear

 

If you are interested in volunteering opportunities, future events or our FREE education sessions for schools or groups, please visit our website www.lincsrivers.org.uk or contact our project officer gail.talton@lincsrivers.org.uk

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Lincolnshire Rivers Trust
Registered in England
Registered Charity No: 1157922

lincsrivers@gmail.com

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