Looe Bioblitz

Looe BioblitzLooe Bioblitz is possibly (more than likely… almost definitely… is…) the biggest and most extraordinary scientific study ever performed in Looe and immediate surroundings.

National wildlife experts and enthusiasts are converging on Looe to take part in a 24 hour race to find as many different plants and animals as possible in Looe.

Never has a wildlife event of this magnitude been held in Looe and YOU’RE invited to join in.

Start time is 12 noon on Sunday 23 June running round the clock until 12 pm on Monday 24 June. It’s an incredible undertaking and one I’m really looking forward to.

For more details about parking, events, where to meet etc… see below.

Looe Bioblitz seashore

Free Bioblitz events

There are a wide range of free events, activities and surveys during the Looe Biolblitz, all designed to help you find over 1000 different species!

A few of the events planned include:

  • Seashore safaris
  • Bug hunts
  • Woodland, meadow and strandline walks
  • Plankton netting
  • Rock pooling
  • Bat detecting
  • Moth traps
  • Mammal spotting
  • Snorkelling

Survey sites

Below is a list of the survey sites being studied during the Looe Bioblitz

  • Hannafore
  • East Looe
  • Looe Island
  • Kilminorth Woods

For the early risers, there’s a special dawn walk starting at 5am with school groups taking part in the Monday workshops.

Things to do

Here are a few of the activities and events planned.

  • Talks in the centre.
  • Art based activities.
  • Microscopes / screens / specimens for people to look at and learn about.
  • Experts on-hand to answer questions.
  • Monitors in the centre for viewing photos and identifying species.
  • ‘Mini missions’ for volunteers and members of the public to take part in.

Looe Bioblitz puffballs

Looe Bioblitz headquarters

From 10am on Sunday 23rd June, there will be a Bioblitz headquarters based in the brand new Millpool Centre in the Millpool car park.

To join in all you have to do is register at the centre where members of the Looe Marine Conservation Group, Plymouth Marine Biological Association (MBA) and Cornish Wildlife Trust will be on hand to help and advise.

For more information in advance, or if you’re interested in taking part as a volunteer or partner, please contact events@mba.ac.uk or 01752 633336.

Alternatively, just turn up on Sunday or Monday at the Millpool Centre.

Looe Bioblitz seaweed

Organisations taking part in the Looe Bioblitz

  • Butterfly Conservation
  • Blue Sound Project
  • Centre for Ecology and Hydrology
  • Cornwall Association of Moth Enthusiasts
  • Cornwall Bat Group
  • Cornwall Mammal Group
  • Cornwall Wildlife Trust
  • East Looe Town Trust
  • Environmental Records Centre for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly
  • Friends of Kilminorth Woods
  • iSpot
  • Looe Development Trust
  • Looe Community Academy
  • Looe Marine Conservation Group
  • National Biodiversity Network
  • National Marine Aquarium
  • Natural History Museum
  • Plymouth University
  • Sea Search
  • Shore Thing
  • Shark Trust
  • The Marine Biological Association
  • The Millpool Centre
  • University of Exeter
  • Woodland Trust

Places to stay, eat, drink and shop in Looe

With everything from camping to luxury hotels, Looe has a huge variety of places to stay during the Looe Bioblitz.

Check out the following links to anywhere that suits your needs.

Hotels · B&Bs · Self Catering · Camping · Shops · Restaurants · Cafés · Pubs

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Cornwall was always one of our dream places to live, so we upped sticks in 2007 and moved to Looe. I now run iLoveLooe.co.uk and various social media locations for Looe on Facebook, Google+ and Twitter. Say 'Hi' sometime.