Help find out which species live at an open space in Loughborough

Published: Thu 11th August, 2022

  • Dishley Pool

Residents are being invited to survey wildlife species at Dishley Pool in Loughborough.

Charnwood Borough Council’s open spaces partner, idverde is working in partnership with the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, to host a BIOBLITZ to find out how many species habitat in the open space.

The event will take place on Thursday August 25 between 10am-12.30pm.

Cllr Jenny Bokor, the Council’s lead member for Loughborough, said: “With our partner idverde, we care very much about our open spaces and wildlife. This is a great opportunity to see which and how many species live in Dishley Pool and I would encourage everyone to get involved.”

Cllr Emma Ward, ward member for Dishley and Hathern, helped organise the event and will attend the survey, said: “It will be great to see residents take part in what will certainly be an exciting and interesting BIOBLITZ to identify the species which are living at the park.

“The results will allow more information to be present at the open space and will enable visitors and families to identify species easily.”

There are three smartphone apps available to residents which will help them identify the different species. These can be downloaded from both the Apple and Android app stores.

  • Bee ID
  • Woodland Trust Tree ID
  • Butterfly Conservation

Residents will be met at the Derby Road Playing Fields entrance to Dishley Pool and the Cotton Way car park will be available for parking.

Attendees are asked to wear suitable footwear to take part in the survey, such as walking boots or trainers.