Monthly Archives: January 2013

Long in the Planning

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Well here we are, it’s the middle of January and it’s about three and a half months until the day of the Bioblitz.

Organizing an event like this takes more than an afternoon so, despite the recent bad weather, the day sees the main organisers:  Dave and Jules from KWAG, Ben, Matt and Savita from BNHC, Liz from EV, Bill from the National Trust and Michael from English Heritage, stomping around the whole site to work out where activities will be carried out.

We all walked about three miles around the estate, slipping down snowy hills, climbing over stiles and then encountering fallen trees in the woods but at the end of it we all had a better idea of how the BioBlitz would work on site.

Now for the detailed planning.


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Welcome to our blog.

Since November 2012, Kings Weston Action Group (KWAG) have been beavering away, with the help of the Bristol Natural History Consortium (BNHC) and ExtraVerte Community Projects CIC (EV) to organize a BioBlitz at Kings Weston Estate.

What’s a BioBlitz?

A BioBlitz is a way to pull in the massed effort of professional naturalists, schools and members of the public to investigate and catalogue all the species of flora and fauna in an area.

Why do this at Kings Weston Estate?

Because the Estate was a formal, planned landscape but fell into disuse over the years.  We want to find out what remains of planned landscape and how it has influenced the ecology of the remaining parkland.