WILDLIFE lovers are being urged visit RSPB Saltholme to take part in a day-long BioBlitz.

The nature reserve, between Stockon and Hartlepool, is taking part in a wildlife survey to record the wide variety of wildlife at the site.

The survey, carried out against the clock, will run from 9.30am and 5pm and there will be plenty of free activities to get involved with throughout the day, which are suitable for all ages and abilities.

Ed Pritchard, RSPB Saltholme’s warden said: “A BioBlitz is always exciting, as you never know what you’re going to find. Even people who know the reserve well may not realise the enormous wealth of creatures that could be living there, hiding away amongst the grass or in our pools.

“It’s also a fantastic opportunity for everyone to get involved, because you don’t need to an expert to take part, we’ve invited a team of local experts along for the day who’ll be bringing with them a wealth of knowledge and experience. Whatever you find on the day you’ll be helping create a valuable scientific record, and there’s even the chance that you might find something totally unexpected.”

The survey is due to take place on Saturday, July 20 and everyone is invited to take part.

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