Cookie Consent by Free Privacy Policy Generator

Wyre Estuary BioBlitz

Rosy maple moth

Join Wyre's Great Outdoor Team for an action packed 24 hours assessing and exploring the habitats and species of the Wyre Estuary!

During every BioBlitz, wildlife experts and general public work together to find and identify as many species of plants, animals and fungi as possible within the 24 hours. All the data that is collected will be documented and passed onto national databases that monitor wildlife.

Everyone is welcome!

No experience required, just bring your wellies/boots, outdoor clothing, smartphone, camera and binoculars if you have them. Experienced naturalists and ecologists of any specialism or interest are also invited to join us and take part.

You could also get involved in a week of surveying for wildlife in the Wyre Estuary area from Monday 10 June to Saturday 15 June for more information please email

Instructions for the mobile app

  1. Download the iNaturalist mobile app to your smart phone or device
  2. Create an iNaturalist account using your personal email address and unique password
  3. Click on the projects icon in the bottom right corner and use the search icon to search for Wyre Estuary BioBlitz 2024 and join!
  4. Begin making observations! Take a photo of the species, confirm your picture, edit observation, view suggestions for your species
  5. Press Share. Now others can view and confirm your species ID!
  • If you have a free hour to take a walk in search of wildlife, take your mobile phone or camera and notebook .  
  • Please always consider your safety.
  • Let us know when you are on site and check out when you have finished your wildlife walk. You can check in via text with the Duty Ranger on 07976650803.
  • Please don`t disturb wildlife to take photos and ensure that you are allowed to be in the location you are surveying.
  • If you use the Inaturalist app we will see what you have found and if you use the paper form, please email or drop off your recording form and share any photos you have taken of the wildlife spotted. This really helps if we need to get help to identify it. 
  • We have the recording sheets, identification charts and books at Stanah and the duty ranger will keep a record of when and where you have been. We can offer advice and help too. 

On the day

Friday 14 June

12 noon – 12:30pm

Opening Event and Registration

2:30pm - 3:30pm

Saltmarsh Saunter

7pm - 8pm

Evening Wildlife Walk

9:30pm – 12 midnight

Bat Walk and Moth survey

Saturday 15 June

5am - 6am

Dawn Chorus

10am - 11am

Morning Wildlife Walk

11am - 12 noon

Water Invertebrates Identification

11am and 2:30pm

Bird walks

11am - 4pm

Big Green Get Together! Free fun for the whole family! Join us at Wyre Estuary Country park for free family theatre, nature themed arts and crafts, live music from The Flat Cap 2 and more!

11am - 4pm

Family nature activities in the BioBlitz Citizen Science Marquee


Wyre Estuary Country Park River Road
Stanah, Thorton
Post code: FY5 5LR
Grid Reference: SD 356431
What3words /// flick.hungry.reddish

Date: 14th June 2024.

Location: Wyre Estuary Country Park River Road, Thornton, FY5 5LR

Cost: Free

Time: 12:00

Update cookies preferences