Oriel Plas Glyn y Weddw
Oriel Plas Glyn y Weddw
A Bioblitz is a race against time to record the variety of wildlife found in a specific location. Join us on Saturday July 2nd at Llanbedrog to help us record as many wildlife sightings as possible.
Between 10am and 5pm there will be an opportunity to call in at the Bioblitz basecamp at the amphitheatre at Oriel Plas Glyn y Weddw to learn more about the species we’re hoping to find during the day and take part in wildlife themed craft activities. This is also where Cofnod the local record centre will be set up busy entering all the records online so that we’ve got a running total of the different species spotted throughout the day.
A full timetable of activities have been planned with an array of wildlife experts ensuring we’ve explored as many of the different habitats found in the area as possible. From kayaking in search of sea birds, scavenging the strandline for shark egg cases, enjoying the dawn chorus, wandering the woodlands searching for lichens or heading up to the heathland in the company of our special guest Iolo Williams, there will be plenty to get involved with during the day.
All activities are free. Please use the National Trust car park at Llanbedrog beach - £5 all day or free for National Trust members and arrive early if it’s a sunny day as the car park may fill up with beach goers.
5am - Dawn chorus walk
One for the early risers - meet at the amphitheatre at Oriel Plas Glyn y Weddw at 5am where Ben Porter will lead a session to record the different species of bird encountered. An opportunity to learn how to identify birds from their song and appreciate nature at the break of day.
9.30am and 11am – Kayaking
Head out from the beach with a member of the RSPB team and a qualified kayak instructor to look for seabirds. Why not keep an eye out for marine mammals and even jellyfish too while you’re at it! Children under 12 should be accompanied by an adult. Booking essential.
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10am – Spiders
Join Richard Gallon from Cofnod for an insight into the weird and wonderful world of arachnids and see how many species we can record.
11am – Butterflies
Join Eve Grayson for a session where we will be focusing on searching for butterflies.
12pm – Strandline Search
Join Dawn Thomas and Kirsty Brown from North Wales Wildlife Trust for a rummage along the strandline. A great opportunity to learn how to identify different shark egg cases.
1pm – Plants
It’s time to get botanical. Jo and Ben Porter will be leading a plant recording session with a particular focus on the micro world of the bryophytes (mosses and liverworts).
2pm – Lichens
John Spill from Plantlife will be focusing on lichens. Hand lenses at the ready as we head into the woods to identify as many lichens as possible.
3.15pm – Heathland walk with Iolo Williams
We’re delighted to be welcoming Iolo Williams from Springwatch to Llanbedrog. Iolo will lead a walk up to the heathland of Mynydd Tir y Cwmwd on the look out for birds and reptiles. Paths steep and uneven in places.
Heathland walk is now fully booked.
Time to be confirmed – Trees
Join Dafydd Davies-Hughes on a walk through the woodlands to record the different tree species and to hear tales of woodland myths and folklore.
Here's a list of all the stalls that will be present at the Llanbedrog BioBlitz. Call in to say hello and to take part in some of the many activities planned!
Cofnod - Wales Environmental Information Service
Join Richard Gallon to record everything seen after the 'base camp' workshops.
Cymuned Llên Natur
Join Duncan Brown, Bruce Hurst, Dominic Kervegant, Hywel Madog and Kristen Kelly to look at the various moths caught in the moth trap.
The National Trust
Information stand containing the Big 5 brochures, Llanbedrog adventure packs and general information about the National Trust in Pen Llŷn.
North Wales Wildlife Trust
Information stand with Dawn Thomas and Kirsty Brown from the North Wales Wildlife Trust.
Information stand with Jack Slattery of the RSPB
Bumblebee Conservation Trust
Bumblebee Conservation Trust information stand where Clare Flynn will host a 'bee blitz'.
Nature for Ever / RSPB
Nature for Ever / RSPB information stand with Eve Grayson.
Join Holly to conduct underwater surveys by diving and snorkelling!
Join John Spill of Plantlife to learn more about Lichens.
Creative activities based on the nature of the area with artist Tess Urbanska.
Wildflower seed stand - create 'bee bombs' with Victoria McMillan