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Intec, Ffordd y Parc, Parc Menai, Bangor, Gwynedd, LL57 4FG

To start Wales Nature Week activities, join LERC Wales staff and the recorders of Wales to discover wonderful Welsh wildlife in your garden!

On Saturday 30th May, nature lovers across the nation are invited BioBlitz their garden, looking for species common and rare to contribute to our Wales wide species snapshot.

When: Saturday 30th May Midnight – Midnight

Where: Your own garden

What: Record all the species you can find in your garden for 24 hours – common or rare – to build a national species snapshot for Wales Nature Week

How: Follow the fun on Facebook and Twitter with #WalesGardenBioBlitz and submit your records via the Online Recording System(ORS) or LERC Wales App

Why: Have fun learning about the nature in your garden and contribute useful data to help wildlife conservation.

Suggested timeline for your wildlife hunt

5am: Dawn Chorus – early risers can share the experience of the wonders of dawn during May

8am: Marvellous Moths – live updates from the traps of LERC Wales staff

11am: Perfect Pollinators – Watch your flower beds to see what bees, butterflies and other winged wonders visit

2pm: Fantastic Flowers – what wild flowers can you find in your lawn / pavement cracks / flower beds

5pm: Cool creepy crawlies – look under logs and rummage through rocks to look for slugs, snails and woodlice

9pm: Twilight highlights: Listen for bats, shine a spotlight on spiders, and hunt for hedgehogs- what nocturnal visitors you can find after dark

We will be counting all records received for 30th May as part of the event. If you are an established recorder, please use your preferred submission method, e.g. MapMate, iRecord or your LERC’s online system. If you are new to recording, we suggest using the ORS or LERC Wales App.

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