On Saturday September 24th September we'll be joining river lovers from all corners of the planet in a Home River Bio Blitz. In it's 3rd year, the HRBB has grown and grown, and is a chance for citizen scientists of all ages and experiences to join together and record a snapshot of the biodiversity in their local rivers.
When and Where?
10am on Saturday 24th September, at the end of Station Road in Bethesda (where the cycle path follows the river) - Google Map Link (Any observations you make along the Afon Ogwen from Friday 23rd to Sunday 25th will count to the project, so if that time doesn't work and you still want to participate, please do!)
What and How?
Taking part in the Home River Bio Blitz is straightforward. Ahead of the event you should download the app "iNaturalist" to your smart phone and set up a free account. You can then join the project here - iNaturalist Project.
It is totally up to you how much you want to do, and how "in the river" you want to get. Everything matters from exploring the river banks to kick sampling in the shallows where appropriate. This is not a guided activity, and there won't be safety cover if you choose to splash about, though obviously the community will be looking out for each other.
For a flavour of what we got up to in 2020 on the Afon Llugwy check out the video below.