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National Insect Week returns in 2020

Rusland Horizons BioBlitz

Saturday, June 30, 2018 - 14:00 to Sunday, July 1, 2018 - 14:00

Whatever age you are you can become a wildlife explorer for a day at our BioBlitz event on Saturday 30 June & Sunday 1 July at Bowkerstead Farm near Grizedale.

Come along on the day and we'll show you how to take part in the survey. The surveying will include finding species of birds, mammals, bugs, plants and insects. As well as going out and listing everything you find for the survey you can take part in workshops and discovery sessions, talk face to face with experts, take part in creative fun, have a go with specialist equipment to look a little closer at nature, share your knowledge and contribute to the whole event.

The Bioblitz is for all ages and abilities and we’ll be supported by lots of local experts and enthusiasts. It will take place over 24 hours so if you want to camp at the farm with us you will be really welcome and there will also be a tipi cafe and live music!

Come for the whole event or drop in for a couple of hours  - there will be plenty to keep you busy!

Parking is available at the farm, if you wish to camp its £7.00 for adults and £3 for children (volunteers who help at the Bioblitz get free camping.) There is also a cafe and toilets on site.

Please keep an eye on our events page on our website for more details and updates.

Age limits or guidance

Suitable for all

Did you know?


Thunderbugs are insects called thrips, they have small feathery wings and can be transported long distances by wind.

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