Tag: BioBlitz

The Big Botanics BioBlitz and the 1000th Species

A damselfly basking in the sun photographed Philip Gillespie. One of the ways the garden has already celebrated nature and biodiversity this year was to hold the Big…

Upcoming Talks during the Big Botanics BioBlitz this Saturday

As part of our BioBlitz festivities, we are hosting four fabulous speakers to talk on a range of wildlife-related topics.   999 and counting… Recording Biodiversity at RBGE…

The Big Botanics BioBlitz presents Botanics Wild

  To coincide with our wonderful event taking place on Saturday the 9th of June, the Big Botanics Bioblitz, we present, Botanics Wild. Two fantastic opportunities to experience…

Big Botanics BioBlitz

Saturday the 9th of June Calling nature enthusiasts, experts, recorders, learners! Can you help us to discover and celebrate the biodiversity of the Edinburgh garden? RBGE is hosting…

BioBlitz record breaker

Counting the wild species in a given area in a set time is the aim of a BioBlitz. Clearly, the biggest list will be produced by involving as…

Dawyck BioBlitz 2015

Over a 24 hour period from 5pm on the 24th July 2015 naturalists and the public joined forces to record as much wildlife as possible at Dawyck Botanic…

BioBlitz finds hummingbirds at Logan

Well alright not real hummingbirds. The closest thing we have in Britain is the equally spectacular humming-bird hawk-moth. This extraordinary day-flying moth put in an appearance in the…

BioBlitz at Logan

After the success of the BioBlitz last year at Edinburgh there will be another one at LOGAN BOTANIC GARDEN starting at 5 p.m. on Friday 27 June and…

Slimey Aliens in the Glasshouses

During the recent BioBlitz mollusc specialist Adrian Sumner discovered an alien snail, Zonitoides arboreus, in the RBGE glasshouses. The diminutive snail, just 5mm across, lives as a wild…

BioBlitz total hits 444 species

For 24 hours from 6pm on the 21st June experts and the public joined forces to record wild species in the Garden at Inverleith as part of the…

Soprano Soars at Edinburgh Botanics

Local bat experts released a Soprano Pipistrelle bat, Pipistrellus pygmaeus, in the Garden on Saturday 11th May. The bat had been discovered by Robert Unwin on 12th April….

BioBlitz posters

Posters advertising the BioBlitz will soon be appearing all around the Garden and in local shops, libraries etc.  Look out for them and tell your friends.  They’ll look…

BioBlitz programme available

Have you heard about the BioBlitz that is taking place at the Botanics on Midsummer Evening Friday 21 June and all day during Garden opening hours on Saturday…