Sculthorpe Moor – Bioblitz

Date: 21st/22nd September 2013

Location: Sculthorpe Moor Community Nature Reserve NR21 9GN

Details: http://hawkandowl.org/events/birthday-bioblitz/

What?

Come and join the race to find as much wildlife as we can! A BioBlitz is a large scale event that engages people with biodiversity, inviting them to get directly involved in surveying and monitoring their local wildlife and green spaces. During a BioBlitz event scientists and members of the public work together to survey a natural space; looking for, identifying and recording as many species as possible over 24 hours or shorter for a “mini-BioBlitz”

At the Sculthorpe Moor BioBlitz you can get involved in a range of activities including:

The BioBlitz will run from 10am until 4pm on both Sat 21st and Sunday 22nd September, there will also be special evening and early morning walks to look for bats, owls, moths and small mammals.(places on these need to be booked in advance) During the day visitors can join experts and enthusiasts for a range of walks to look for everything from plant galls to birds, flowers to fungi. Children can get stuck into minibeast safaris and pond dipping and there will be a free bug pot for every family whilst stocks last. Wildlife groups and organisations will be running activities and providing advice. Hushwing Café will be serving coffee and yummy cakes and there will be a barbeque too.

Where

Sculthorpe Moor Community Nature Reserve in the beautiful Wensum Valley contains rare inland fen and reed bed habitat as well as woodland and grassland. There is a rich variety of wildlife on the site including some iconic species such as nesting marsh harrier in summer and bittern in winter. During 2013 the Hawk and Owl Trust which manages the reserve is celebrating 10 years of the reserve being open to the public culminating in the Birthday BioBlitz.

Access: Most areas accessible to wheelchair users

Getting There

The reserve is situated on Turf Moor Road, near Fakenham. Turn off the A148 Fakenham to King’s Lynn Road where you see the brown ‘nature reserve’ signs. Parking is available for bikes and cars. The reserve is 200 yards from the Sustrans No.1 Harwich to Hull cycle route. The X8 Norfolk Green bus service from Fakenham to King’s Lynn stops at the end of Turf Moor Road.