Green Party Councillor Erika Doyle is teaming up with Biodiversity Bray to arrange a (socially distant!) Family Biodiversity Scavenger Hunt as part of Biodiversity Week 2020.
Families will explore their 5km radius and try mark off as many of their finds as possible on a Scavenger card. They can then upload photos to a group where resident experts from Biodiversity Bray can identify and discuss all the bugs, herbs, trees and creatures that were found along the way. Bonus points for unusual finds that are not on the sheet!
Councillor Doyle said she was disappointed that regular outdoor events couldn’t take place to mark Biodiversity day during the current restrictions and wanted to come up with an event that meant people could get outdoors and explore the biodiversity around them, while staying safe and socially distant.
“Scavenger hunts are always great fun and we live in an area that is incredibly rich in biodiversity. You don’t need to be near a forest or the sea to observe evidence of the richness of living things all around us. Families can arrange their trip at a time that suits them and it’s the perfect activity for all ages. For the younger scavengers it might be as simple as ‘find something that crawls’ while the older ones may have something more challenging. There’s no age limit. If mums and dads then want to upload the pictures to the Biodiversity Scavenger Hunt Bray Facebook event page we can have a discussion about all the finds, with Biodiversity Bray members on hand to identify and chat about the discoveries. Posting to the group is completely optional.”
International Day for Biological Diversity takes place this year on Friday May 22nd and the suggested period for the Scavenger Hunt is any time between May 22nd and May 24th.
Sheets can be printed from the event page ‘Biodiversity Scavenger Hunt Bray’ or can be emailed or popped in your door by request, just email Erika.firstname.lastname@example.org. Up to date information can be found on the Cllr Erika Doyle or Biodiversity Bray Facebook pages.