Bioblitz - animals at Little France and the Western General

  • Wednesday, 04/05/2022
  • 08:00 - 20:00

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University of Edinburgh Department for Social Responsibility and Sustainability (SRS) invites you to participate in a bioblitz at the University of Edinburgh:

Wednesday 4 May - Little France & The Western General

At these locations, participation is open to all NHS staff and visitors, as well as University staff and students.

The purpose of this bioblitz will be to record as many animal species as possible on sites between 8am and 8pm on the day, using iNaturalist. You can watch this video on how to use iNaturalist [external]

To take part, you just need to download the iNaturalist app and make sure location is enabled on your phone. You can either take photos of animals you encounter while the app is open or just take photos normally (with location enabled) and upload them to the app later on. If you don't want to use the app, you can send the photos to Elizabeth (bioblitz organiser - email below) so that we can upload them for you. All photos taken will become part of each campus site Collection that we have already created.

You can go out at any time or location convenient to you to make observations, and if you're not sure of a species, iNaturalist naturalists will help with identifications once photos are uploaded.

By participating, you will be helping us to better understand the range of animal species on the University of Edinburgh campuses, including our shared hospital sites, as part of our species audit work for the University biodiversity strategy. Bioblitzes will be taking place across our campuses during the week of 2 May, 2022.

Drop-ins are welcome, but we encourage you to register.

Please contact Elizabeth Vander Meer ( if you have any questions. Thank you!

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