The Tweed Foundation is participating in the
Wilton Lodge Park BioBlitz
Sunday, 16th June in Wilton Lodge Park, Hawick.
11am – 4pm
The BioBlitz aims to discover as much wildlife as possible in Wilton Lodge Park and, throughout the day, wildlife experts from many different areas will lead groups around the different habitats in the Park in an attempt to identify and record all the flora and fauna. Organisations involved include: the Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh, Scottish Borders Council Countryside Access Ranger Service, the British Arachnological Society, Butterfly Conservation (East Scotland Branch), and The Tweed Foundation.
Programmed events are pre-bookable on the day and there are also some drop-in sessions. See the full programme Wilton Lodge Park Bioblitz Programme.
Click for Location: Wilton Lodge Park – Site Location
As part of the BioBlitz, The Tweed Foundation will be carrying out electro-fishing in the River Teviot adjacent to the Park, followed by a practical session on fish identification and a discussion on fish life histories. Senior Biologist, Dr Ronald Campbell, and Trout & Grayling Biologist, Kenny Galt, from The Foundation will be on hand to demonstrate the techniques, provide information, and answer queries. The Foundation’s sessions are pre-bookable for 11am, 1pm and 2pm, and booking can be made on the day at BioBlitz HQ outside Hawick Museum.
The event is open to all, and will include activities suitable for all ages. (Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.)