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Chairborough LNR BioBlitz: Saturday, 9th June/Sunday, 10th June

Become a wildlife explorer for a day and discover what’s living right on your doorstep by joining in at Chairborough Bioblitz 2018. Our team of experienced naturalists and wildlife watchers need your help to find and identify as many different species of birds, bugs, plants and beasties as we can before the clock runs out. Just like a real scientific expedition, everything we find will be documented and passed on to local and national databases that monitor our local wildlife. With interactive activities for kids, grown-ups, beginners and experts alike there is something for everyone at a BioBlitz.

Location: Chairborough Local Nature Reserve, HP12 3UL (Grid Reference: SU847924)

Start: 10am, 9th June 2018

End: 10am, 10th June 2018

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Olney Cherry Fair: Saturday, 16 June 

Fun events, food and good – a day out for the whole family! This year, Bucks Buzzing is joining the Buckinghamshire & Milton Keynes’ Environmental Record Centre at the Cherry Fair, helping to promote environmental management of churchyards. We’ll have some seeds to give away, as well as activities, games, and prizes.

When: Gates open at noon on Saturday, 16 June.

Admission is £2 for adults and free for children under 16. For more information, please visit:

MK Festival of Nature: 6-15 July 2018

A special 10-day programme of activities to celebrate the beautiful and inspiring nature found in Milton Keynes’ green space. There is a wide-range of activities available for people of all ages, located in areas all across the city. It’s a great opportunity to find out more about the creatures and plants we may see every day, as well as those that are a little rarer. 

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Free Riverfly Training Day: Saturday, 21 July

This workshop is aimed at those who wish to start riverfly monitoring for the first time, or for those who wish to refresh old skills.  Riverflys (caddisflies, mayflies, stoneflies etc) are highly susceptible to changes in pollution so surveying for them gives us a good indication of not only water quality but if/ when a pollution incident has occurred.

This one day course provides comprehensive training in the Angler’s Riverfly Monitoring Initiative survey technique and includes presentations, practical demonstrations and active involvement by participants at the riverside. Supported by a comprehensive written guide to the methodology and post-course support from the tutors, you will be shown how to monitor the health of your local river.

When: Saturday 21st July, 9.30am to 5.00pm

Where: Stadhampton Village Hall, Oxfordshire

To book and for more information please email


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