Chris Packham to kick off nature ‘bioblitz’ in Highlands
TV PRESENTER and naturalist Chris Packham is calling on the help of experts and the public for a nationwide “bioblitz” to audit the country’s wildlife. Packham aims to use the independent “citizen science” audit of 50 sites across the country to highlight the extent to which the nation’s species are under threat, and that it is “not enough” just to have wildlife in nature reserves.
Starting in the Scottish Highlands on July 14, over the course of 10 days he will make his way through Northern Ireland, Wales and parts of England, looking at wildlife from flies to fungi, mammals, birds and butterflies. Packham said: “I’m doing this because I want to highlight that the UK’S landscape is in big trouble.”
naturalist: Chris Packham.