16 Sep 2015

Bioblitz Across Craven College’s Campuses

news600Craven College Countryside students, under the guidance of Gillian Thom, programme tutor, wild life columnist, and College Environmental Sustainability Group member are encouraging everyone to get back to nature and explore the wildlife secrets of Craven College’s beautiful Skipton campuses.

A Bioblitz, which is an intense biological survey aimed at discovering wildlife and raising awareness, will take place on 24 and 25 September, giving students the chance to have a go at pond dipping, bug hunting, bird watching, tree and wildflower identification and photography. There will also be the opportunity to explore some of the nocturnal wildlife that can be found in the area with a dusk bat walk and moth trapping.

The event is all part of a plan to encourage young people to rediscover wildlife, to appreciate and enjoy the landscape, and to make more of the environment where they study.

Gillian Thom said: “The Campuses are really wonderful places for wildlife and we want to encourage our staff and students to get out there and discover all the amazing species that share our environment. We will be using the findings and photographs to raise awareness of environmental sustainability and diversity right on our doorsteps.”