Manchester Met will be assessing biodiversity value in its own backyard through a series of BioBlitzes – days of intense biological surveying. The aim is to survey plants, birds, inverts, moths, bats, set up camera traps and even carry out acoustic surveys, mapping the sites and their species.
We are offering the opportunity to work alongside experts from The Environment Partnership – TEP – an ecological consultancy, staff from Manchester Met & local naturalists to gain useful survey and species identification skills.
The survey will contribute directly to a baseline survey for Manchester Met, which will be repeated in future years to track populations and communities as changes are made.
Manchester: Thursday 2nd June (9am – 5pm)
Cheshire: Friday 3rd June (9am – 5pm). Depending on numbers we will either organise a minibus or go by train – students can claim train travel expenses to Crewe via a form available on the MMU Futures website.
What to bring: Packed lunch, suitable boots and waterproofs / warm clothing.
To get involved please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can see the finding from the previous BioBlitz here http://stuartmarsden.blogspot.co.uk/2015/06/bioblitz-mmu-measuring-biodiversity-at.html