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Lincoln BioBlitz


Fri 7 Apr 2017, 3:15pm–11:00pm
Sat 8 Apr 2017, 7:00am–3:30pm

Where: Liffey Cottage, James St, Lincoln, NZ, Lincoln, Selwyn

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free


Listed by: meredithlet

An event for families!

BioBlitz is a scientific race against time to count as many different species as we can in a 24-hour period.

The opening by Ruud Kleinpaste the well-known “Bugman” will mark the start of an exciting 24hrs of exploration and discovery. Come and join scientists from Lincoln University, Landcare Research, Department of Conservation and more on a hunt for anything that swims, flies, grows, crawls and hides!

Throughout the 24- hours you can join in on many activities from moth catching to electro-fishing, attend talks on different topics and take part in interactive displays.

The most exciting part of this event is that everyone will have the chance to go on walks with experts in different fields to actually find and identify the myriad of life forms that are to be found along our section of river and its surrounds.

This means that the families who come will actually be “doing” the science and collecting the information that will be used in the research. This makes the Bioblitz a rare and wonderful opportunity for all of us.

For all ages 1 to 100!
To find out more go to the website.

Some of the activities will include:
- Sampling invertebrates in the liffey stream
- Mammal tracking
- Electrofishing
- Weedy walks
- Mammal spotlighting
- Worm charming
- Bug walks
- Lizard walks
- Spot-lighting for eels
- Radio tracking
- Light-trapping moths
- Listening and looking for birds
- Spot-lighting for possums, rats, hedgehogs