A BioBlitz is an event where scientists, naturalists and members of the public work together to find as many species as possible within a set location and over a defined time period.
The Holt Bioblitz was the first of it’s kind on a private Estate and took place on 9th June 2018. It ran from 8am to 2am the following morning and over a hundred people (including members of the local community) were involved in a variety of surveys and data collection of birds, wild flowers, insects, bats and moths with the relevant experts for each field.
467 different species were recorded and 996 records made. The breakdown was as follows:
Living Record results: 306 species, 446 records
Bat results: 7 species, 111 records
Moths: 154 species, 429 records
This result indicates a healthy ecological environment.