Wonderful Whitworth Wildlife Bioblitz

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A big thank you to everyone who braved the unseasonbly cold weather and came along to our bioblitz in Whitworth park. To see just how cold it was, check out the photos on Andrew’s (our curatorial trainee) blog – the many-layered look was very in!

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With the dedicated help of 5 wildlife recorders and many enthusiastic visitors we spotted a grand total of 86 different species living in the park. My favourite, which was spotted by a number of park visitors, was definately the Lady’s Smock or Cuckoo flower (Cardamine pratensis). It was covering large swathes of the grass with it’s pretty pink flowers and is a sure sign of spring, even if the weather didn’t didn’t agree!

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