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The Bioblitz is a 24-hour overnight recording marathon and takes place from 5pm Friday May 25, to 5pm Saturday May 26, at Cave Hill Country Park and at nearby Hazelwood Forest.
There will be lots of free events and a chance to get involved in surveying, identifying and recording wildlife.
A bioblitz is a recording of species - taken within 24 hours - that helps preserve, manage and protect our native wildlife and the plants that make up the habitats in which they live.
People are encouraged to visit Cave Hill, take part in the walks and report all wildlife sightings they spot to a control centre at Belfast Castle. Wildlife enthusiasts can also report sightings independently from around the site.
Bat Walk - 9pm Friday May 25 starting at Belfast Castle.
Dawn Chorus Walk - 5am Saturday May 26, starting at the Belfast Castle.
Moths on Show – Belfast Castle at 8.30am on Saturday May 26. The public will join moth experts investigating what has been caught overnight.
Grassland Walk – Setting off from Belfast Castle at 10am on Saturday May 26, this walk will survey areas of grassland recording as many species of plants and animals that can be found.
Heath Walk – Leaving from Belfast Castle at 11am on Saturday May 26, this group will venture to areas of heath that support an abundance of species of plants and animals.
Hazelwood Walk Starting from Belfast Castle at noon – this will be a guided exploration of Hazelwood in the company of experts.
Butterfly and Insect Walk - From the Belfast Castle at 2pm. Join expert bug hunters in tracking down butterflies, bees and other insects.
For further information please contact Andrea McKernon
Tel: 02890 603466