Cley Marshes - Richard Osbourne

Coast workshops launch day: Take a walk on the Wildside…

Saturday 28 May, 2022
Join our walk leaders as we look to record as many different animals and plants as we can during this 7-hour bio-blitz. From birds to plants, moths to pond creatures – who knows what we will find?

Please click your chosen walk time to follow through to the correct Eventbrite booking page.


Tigers, Pugs and Snouts

Join us as we open up the moth traps we set the night before to catch a glimpse into the fantastic world of these nocturnal creatures.

A bird in the hand…
10-11.30am   1-2.30pm    3-4.30pm

Or, a bird on our recording sheet! We could not run a bio-blitz without recording the amazing array of birds found on this fantastic reserve.

Wild about flowers…
10.30am-12pm   1.30pm-3pm 

Eyes down as we see how many different wildflowers we can find. Our expert will share some top tips on how to identify some of the key species we find.


In Search of Dragons (and damsels)
11am-12.30pm  2 -3.30pm 

Pam Taylor, County Dragonfly Recorder, will show us how to identify some of the species that can be found on this fantastic reserve.


In search of peacocks, admirals, gatekeepers and other insects
11.30am-1pm  2.30-4pm 

Francis Farrow will introduce us to some key identification features when spotting butterflies in flight and at rest, as well as helping us to spot other insects we may discover along the route.

All creatures (and plants) great and small
12.30-2pm  3 - 4.30pm 

No creatures too big, no plant is too small. Join Nick Acheson as he tries to record as many different species as he can in a 1 ½ hour walk.


Mini-bioblitzers - activities for families


Dipping fun
10.30 - 11.30am  12 - 1pm 

From whirligigs to water boatmen, sticklebacks to water scorpions. Discover the amazing underwater world through this pond dipping session.


In search of our feathered friends
2 to 3pm 

With binoculars in hand (don’t worry we have ones you can borrow) off to Bishop’s Hide we go in search of the birds that call NWT Cley Marshes home. From warblers to waders, herons to harriers we record all that we see in this fantastic feathery bioblitz.


Event details

Venue Reserve
This event is taking place at NWT Cley and Salthouse Marshes. Click here to view this reserve's profile.
Venue information
The reserve is accessible via The Coasthopper (for timetable follow this link  – )
Time and date information

Booking highly recommended via Eventbrite, click chosen walk times to go through to individual Eventbrite bookings.
Free. Please note car park charges apply (£3 for half day, NWT members free)
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