Events timetable for the Bioblitz

Wendy English scours the grass for rare plants in preparation for the bioblitz''w132406b
Wendy English scours the grass for rare plants in preparation for the bioblitz''w132406b

A huge programe of events has been put together for people to get in touch with nature as part of an event next Friday and Saturday.

Whitby Naturalists Club is organising a Bioblitz - a major 24 hour survey of wildlife in Whitby town - and it is wanting Gazette readers to take part by surveying the creatures where they live.

It will take place from 4pm on Friday June 21 to 4pm on Saturday June 22 when people are asked to find as many different kinds of wildlife as possible with all the data recorded for the scientific community and members of the public to see.

People can download a form from the Whitby Naturalists Club’s website which must be completed and taken to theBioblitz Operations Centre at Whitby Museum before 3.30pm on the Saturday, so their records can be included in the grand total.

Those taking part can also ring a special mobile hotline number or text their findings to 07766144693 on Saturday June 22 with their name, and the location of anything they see.

Events, which must be pre-booked, have been organised by the club ranging from pond dipping at Cala Beck and a seashore search at Saltwick Bay to a bird ringing demonstration and a family nature walk on Whitby’s West Cliff.

Members of Whitby Naturalists Club will have a table at Whitby’s Tourist Information Centre in Langborne Road on Thursday where they will be answering questions on the Bioblitz and handing out recording forms.

The forms are also available from the Whitby Gazette offices in Bridge Street.

For more information about the Bioblitz visit www.whitbynaturalists.co.uk