Breaking New Ground

Reconnecting People with The Brecks

BioBlitz 2015

On Sunday 11th October, Brandon Country Park was full of people recording all the wildlife species they could find and a total of 226 species were recorded over the course of the event. Here is the results page for Bioblitz on the Norfolk Biodiversity Information Service's website

About 60 members of the public took park and we had help from 8 wonderful experts to help with identifying the finds. There was a very good range of discoveries, from flowering plants, to fungi, insects, birds, molluscs, ferns and even fish!

Some amazing and very colourful fungus turned up in the woods such as green elf cup;  purple amethyst deceiver and coral fungus.  A beautiful male ruddy darter dragonfly was spotted, a comma butterfly and red admiral butterfly – all unusual as it is late in the season to still see them flying around. 

Watch this space for details of another BioBlitz in the spring of 2016!

If you want to learn more about recording wildlife, check out our Wildlife Recorders of Tomorrow project. There are two NBIS events coming up soon, all about Lichens.