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.