Sunday 5th October
10:00 outside the tea hut in Wanstead Park (100 metres north of the Northumberland Avenue entrance)
On Sunday 5th October we will be conducting a bio-blitz in Wanstead Park. This is a fun activity, but with a serious aim, as we try to find as many species as we can – birds, insects, spiders, plants and anything else we can come across. Identification guides will be at hand and anything we get really stuck on we’ll photograph for later identification.
We hope to have a team searching in the leaf litter in Chalet Wood, another group identifying invertebrates on The Plain, and other people counting water birds on the Park’s lakes. If we have enough people we might also have a team working in the Old Sewage Works. Simultaneously, a group of birders will be logging visible migration on Wanstead Flats.
If the weather is fine the previous night a moth-trap will be run locally, and interesting moth species will be shown in The Temple. If the weather is poor we may have to change our plans.
To help us plan for the event, could anyone wishing to participate please contact Tim Harris (email: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone/text 07505 482328).