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Smithills Bioblitz

Join us and Rusticus Theatre for our annual BioBlitz!

Let Badger, Frog and Swallow lead you on an adventure through Smithills Estate, looking for creatures and plants of all shapes and sizes along the way! We will visit three different habitats, and go on a quest to chart the highest number of wildlife spottings as we go. There will be music and magic as we make our way through woodland and grassland... who knows what we will find?!

What is a BioBlitz?

Not only will this be another brilliant Rusticus Adventure, you will be helping us in our own challenge! A BioBlitz is a 24 hour period of searching for local wildlife.  Everything gets written down from the smallest slug to the largest buzzard.  We can't do it all on our own, so we need all your eyes and ears to come along and help us out! As Badger, Frog and Swallow guide you, you will come across wildlife experts who can help you identify what you find - and all your results will really help Smithills to know what creatures live here, and how we can care for them.

Will you become a BioBlitz Adventurer on 13 July...?

The starting point is the new Walker Fold Car Park (BL1 7PT).  Please check you starting time and arrive 10 minutes before your walk is due to start.  Each walk will last 1 hour 30 minutes and will be suitable for ages 5 and up.  Toilets will be available at the car park.