Nature experts ‘bio blitz’ Axe Estuary wetlands

PUBLISHED: 14:04 10 August 2011 | UPDATED: 14:48 10 August 2011

Axe Estuary wetlands Bio Blitz. Nature enthusiasts were called upon to take part in a 24 hour Bio Blitz nature survey at the wetlands on Sunday 31st July. The purpose of the survey is to record the bio-diversity of the reserve. Picture by Alex Walton. Ref mhs 8804-31-11AW. To order your copy of this photograph go to www.midweekherald.co.uk and click on myphotos24

Axe Estuary wetlands Bio Blitz. Nature enthusiasts were called upon to take part in a 24 hour Bio Blitz nature survey at the wetlands on Sunday 31st July. The purpose of the survey is to record the bio-diversity of the reserve. Picture by Alex Walton. Ref mhs 8804-31-11AW. To order your copy of this photograph go to www.midweekherald.co.uk and click on myphotos24

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Conservationists spent 24 hours logging the reserve’s plant and wildlife

NATURE enthusiats worked round the clock to carry out an in depth study of the Axe Estuary wetlands.

East Devon District Council’s ranger team and a party of expert naturalists conducted the 24-hour “bio blitz” in an attempt to find, identify and record as much of the plant and animal life that call the are their home.

Whether it walks, crawls, swims, flies or grows they were there to log it, as a record of the reserves’ bio-diversity.

Small workshops and sessions were held throughout the event, from the

field studies base, to introduce methods of collection and identify species found through the day.


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