BioBlitz Weekend of Nature 2019 Event

BioBlitz Weekend of Nature 2019

21st to 23rd June 2019

Ranger's Office SW19 5NR

Our annual BioBlitz - Weekend of Nature will take place over the weekend of 21st, 22nd and 23rd June.

Join our local volunteer experts and our staff for some fascinating walks to learn about the flora and fauna of our very special Commons!  Activities for the kids and lots more!

Schedule of Events 

(Please note that all timings are approximate and subject to change)

Friday 21st June

7.00pm - Walk along the Beverley Brook to see the wildlife and the recent restoration work. 

Location:  Meet at the Richardson Evans Memorial Playing Fields car park, SW15 3PQ

Saturday 22nd June

2.30pm - Butterfly and Dragonfly Walk 

6.00pm - Small Mammal Survey - Setting the Traps

9.30pm - Bat Walk and Moth Evening 

Sunday 23rd June 

6.00am - Small Mammal Survey - opening the traps 

8.00am - Bird Walk 

10.00am - Opening the Moth Trap

10.45am - General Nature Walk 

For all Saturday and Sunday events, please meet at the Ranger’s Office, SW19 5NR, approximately 10 minutes before the event start time.  The Windmill Car Park will remain open on Saturday evening.

1.30pm Lunchtime Talk.  This year we are joined by Jackie Underwood-Hall from SW15 Hedgehogs.  Jackie will be talking about the work that her and her team at SW15 Hedgehogs do to help promote the protection of hedgehogs around the local area.

Information Centre - Quekett Microscopical Club will be set up in the Information Centre on Sunday with their microscopes, giving us a very different view of nature.

Reptile Events will again be with us with their snakes & Lizards for you to handle and learn about.

Children's Area - The Wimbledon Common Wildlife Watch Club will be with us on Sunday with activities for children. 

Refreshment area - we will be providing teas and coffees at the Ranger's Office.

Event Details 

Location: Ranger's Office, Wimbledon Common

Time: See above

Cost: This event is free of charge but donations gratefully accepted

Refreshments: Tea, coffee and biscuits will be available all day for a small charge

Booking:  Booking is not required for any of the events. 

However, if you are planning to attend any of the events, please monitor our website and social media feeds for any changes that might result due to weather conditions.