The first Bioblitz in Lorn is being held at the Sea Life Centre, north of Oban at Barcaldine in Lorn at 10am on Saturday 5th September, organised by Anna Price at the Centre.
A bioblitz is when various experts and helpers get together to record as many species as possible at a given site on a single day.
Anna expects people to see moth trappings, bird ringing, fungus forays and lichen and plant hunts – as well as everyone generally keeping eyes open for anything they can spot.
The records made on the day will be used by the Sea Life Centre to help with conservation management of their land.
They will also be added to the Lorn Natural History Group dataset on the National Biodiversity Network – with all finds credited to whoever made them.
All members of Lorn Natural History Group [LNHG} who would like to help out are very welcome. You don’t need any knowledge, just a pair of eyes. There is free admission to the Sea Life Centre for all LNHG members who are helping with the bioblitz.
Everyone interested with any particular expertise to offer or an interest in leading a hunt for a particular kind of organism is asked to get in touch. They say that they’re ‘a bit short of people to do invertebrates other than moths’.
Phone Anna Price on: 01631 720 386