Fantastic result from Lackford BioBlitz

Wednesday 5th August 2015

More than 650 species were recorded at Lackford Lakes last weekend when they held their first ever BioBlitz.

This is the most species ever recorded in 24 hours from a BioBlitz in Suffolk. More than 51 species of moth were recorded, along with 17 different mammals and 26 species of spider. The big hitter was flowering plants with 295 different speceis found on site.

The event was a real team effort with Trust staff, local expert help from the likes of Suffolk Biological Records Centre and more than 300 members of the public who came along to search the reserve for the 24 hours the event ran for.

Hawk Honey, visitor assistant at Lackford Lakes thanked all the experts and volunteers that were part of the weekend. Particularly Suffolk Biological Records Centre who had set up a dedicated online recording form to capture records on the day. Well over 1000 records were entered into the system on Sunday - with more to come as experts continue to confirm more tricky identifications.

Kerry Stranix, communications manger said: "A BioBlitz is a highliy effective way to gather information about a site. It doesn't replace the long term monitoring that is so imperitve to high value wildlife sites - but creates a valuable snapshot of activity."

More information about BioBlitz can be found at: www.bnhc.org.uk/bioblitz

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