BBC Springwatch's Chris Packham visits Kings Dyke nature reserve in Whittlesey as part of 'Bioblitz' wildlife campaign
PUBLISHED: 15:27 23 July 2018 | UPDATED: 15:27 23 July 2018
Chris Packham visited Kings Dyke nature reserve in Whittlesey at the weekend as part of his 'Bioblitz' wildlife campaign.
The television presenter and naturalist met volunteers and members of the public at the nature reserve, which is on the site of a former brick quarry, on Sunday morning (July 22).
A spokesman said: “The goal of the campaign is to investigate the extent to which the nation’s wildlife species are under threat, and to raise money for local projects supporting the conservation of wildlife habitats.”
Chris kicked off his campaign in the Scottish Highlands on July 14 and has spent 10 days travelling with his team across Northern Ireland, Wales and parts of England.
Forterra’s Kings Dyke was one of 50 sites Chris visited as part of ‘bioblitz’.
Philip Parker, who runs the nature reserve, said: “We really appreciated Chris and his team’s visit, and worked throughout the weekend to gather information about local wildlife, recording more than 850 separate species.
“We also welcomed visitors on the day, and helped them learn more about the local environment by exploring the nature reserve.”
The campaign is crowd-funded, with all the money raised being distributed back into grassroots front-line conservation projects visited throughout the campaign, as well as The National Autistic Society.