Embrace a digital detox and explore the great outdoors at Knowsley Safari’s BioBlitz event
On Sunday 28th May, visitors are invited to join Knowsley’s expert team and wildlife watchers at the parks Wild Trail to discover as many bats, birds, bugs and beasties as you can in a 24 hour time frame.
The BioBlitz event provides an immersive experience for engaging people with green spaces right on their doorstep, all the while generating valuable data that will be documented and passed on to local and national databases to monitor our local wildlife. There will be interactive activities including a bird walk and minibeast hunt plus lots of workshops on caring for native species.
Bridget Murray, Knowsley Safari’s Conservation Officer, says: “Now in its fourth year, our Bioblitz event gives us and our visitors the chance to step back and take in all the wildlife that surrounds us on a day to day basis.
“We’re encouraging people to join in however they can and we hope that the exercise helps them to understand the roles of many of our native species and how important they are to our ecosystem.
“Each year we learn something new about our area and how our site acts as a haven for many native species so it’s important we continue to hold events like this so we can carry on our work to protect them.”
This is Knowsley Safari’s fourth year taking up the BioBlitz challenge and they are hoping to surpass their target from last year by recording around 200 species over a 24 hour period.