At the Bristol BioBlitz

And while I’m writing about the Bristol BioBlitz, here are some photos from the event itself.

A warm welcome

A warm welcome to the Bristol BioBlitz 2012

Gill

Gill enthuses some of our visitors with stories about the mammals that live in the cemetery

Hedgehog detector

A hedgehog detector: The little chap walks through the ink at the entrance to the tunnel and leaves tiny footprints as he heads for the sausage our naturalists have left in the middle

Richard

Richard explores some of the many trees on the historic site

Sign

All the signs of an excellent day out

Getting back to nature… in a cemetery

I spend Saturday volunteering at the Bristol BioBlitz, an annual event that gets everyone involved to identify as many species as possible on a given site over the course of two days. This year’s venue was the historic Arnos Vale cemetery, a fascinating place that I have been meaning to visit for some time. While I was mainly there to take photos of the flora and fauna, I couldn’t help but try to capture the scale and gravity of the cemetery itself, too.

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