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BioBlitz 2024

Ilfracombe is in a fantastic setting for nature and wildlife and we need your help to explore and record the hidden wildlife in the town’s green spaces. Join us as we search the parks, pavements, verges, churchyards, nature reserves, gardens and coast to record and map as much diversity as possible over the weekend!

What is a BioBlitz? A BioBlitz is a 24-hour event in which teams of volunteer scientists, families, students, teachers, and other community members work together to find and identify as many species of plants, animals, fungi, and other organisms as possible.

Ilfracombe BioBlitz & Festival of Nature

Join us in Ilfracombe on the weekend of the 8-9th of June 2024 for our annual BioBlitz. We are incorporating a Festival of Nature into this years BioBlitz where we can include arts, music and food into our citizen science theme.

Saturday 8th June

On Saturday the 8th June we will be visiting a variety of locations in and around Ilfracombe to carry out a number of mini-bioblitz’s. This will include visiting each location accompanied by multiple species and habitat experts and enthusiasts to gather a complete assessment of the wildlife in that area. These events will stretch throughout the day sharing the evening with the bats of Bicclescombe Park.

Sunday 9th June

On Sunday the 9th of June we will be celebrating the wildlife of the town through the Festival of Nature. This day will share a variety of family activities, local arts, music and producers at our festival hub, all with an environmentally conscious theme. We will be exploring the inner town through guided walks and shorter survey events including rising with Ilfracombe’s dawn chorus.