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Gosforth Park Bioblitz and Open Day

Saturday 27 April, 10.30am – 3.30pm

On Saturday April 27th we will be conducting our first Bioblitz of Gosforth Park Nature Reserve (GPNR) and we need your help to record as many species as possible throughout the day.

All are welcome to visit GPNR where a range of activities will take place to bring you and your entire family up close and personal with North East nature. Among these, insect-hunting, bird ringing, moth trapping and, for younger visitors, a tree trail and dedicated pond-dipping area. All hosted by friendly, knowledgeable experts who will be more than happy to help you identify your finds.

This event will contribute to this year’s City Nature Challenge – an international event to encourage people to find and document as many plants and animals as possible in cities across the globe.

We want Gosforth Park Nature Reserve to take home the prize as ‘Newcastle’s most biodiverse site’ but, to make this happen, we’re going to need a little help. That’s why we’re asking you to come along, bring friends and family, and help us record wildlife throughout the day. From flowers and fish to birds, bumblebees and bats – each and every record counts. Pick-up a recording sheet and scour the reserve yourself, or take part in one (or all!) of our activities to contribute.

Parking will be available outside the reserve, in the layby on Salters Lane. Please note that no dogs are allowed on site.

Unfortunately, due to circumstances outside our control the minibuses from the museum as advertised in our ‘What’s On’ guides are no longer being made available. We are very sorry for any disappointment or inconvenience caused. The Stagecoach 62 runs from Newcastle City Centre – Monument, Blackett Street, and can drop you off at the BT Customer Contact Centre, which is a short walk from the reserve.