Spring to Autumn 2012
Arnos Vale will be running an ambitious programme of public events from Spring to Autumn 2012 to makr the Olympics and celebrate our nation's vital green spaces by searching for species in the cemetery.
Events will include - for more information please visit our All Events Page (in rough seasonal order)
- Spring Flowers Guided Tour of notable indicator species in the woodland and grassland habitats of the cemetery
- Garden Cemetery Guided Tour of Arnos Vale's historic planting and landscape design
- Dawn Chorus Watch to identify species through the rich soundscape of birdsong - with BBC2's ecologist Mike Dilger
- Big Debate: Heritage v Wildlife public debate between archaeologist Mark Horton and ecologist Mike Dilger
- Insect Spotting Guided Tour to find colourful characters from butterflies and wasps, to beetles and bugs. 2010's walk identified the first South West sighting of parasitic wasp Rhyssa persuasoria!
- Moth Watch - all-night survey with light traps, in association with Bristol & District Moth Group
- Bat Detection Tour in association with Avon Bat Group and using echolocation detectors to identify species and number of bats using Arnos Vale
- Food Foraging family activities in search of edible and medicinal plants, fungi, bark and berries
- Mini-beast hunt aimed at young children but suitable for the whole family
Each event will record the number of species found, which data can be shared with external partners, national wildlife surveys, supplement Arnos Vale's species surveys of 2004 and contribute to the 2012 Species "ticking off" list that Meet the Species will be running. Other events may be added to the calendar! Visit our All Events page for more details of each event.