Wildlife species surveyed by residents at open space in Loughborough

Published: Thu 25th August, 2022

  • Residents, Councillors, Deputy Mayor and members of staff from both idverde and RSPB at the Dishley Pool BIOBLITZ
    Residents, Councillors, Deputy Mayor and members of staff from both idverde and RSPB at the Dishley Pool BIOBLITZ

Charnwood residents took part in finding out which wildlife species inhabit Dishley Pool in Loughborough.

The ‘BIOBLITZ’, organised by Charnwood Borough Council’s open spaces partner idverde with the Royal Protection of Birds took place at the nature reserve on Thursday August 25.

A wide range of wildlife species, bushes and trees were found to be living at Dishley Pool from mute swans to rosewarne willow spurt.

Cllr Jenny Bokor, the Council’s lead member for Loughborough said: “This event has given ourselves and our open spaces partner idverde a greater understanding of the wildlife at one of our open spaces.

“It is fantastic to see residents getting involved and caring about the environment which surrounds us.”

Cllr Emma Ward, ward member for Dishley and Hathern, helped organise the BIOBLITZ and attended to help survey the wildlife.

Cllr Ward said: “This was a fantastic event to help organise and attend and it was great to work together with other residents in the community.

“The results that we have gathered today will allow us to give out more information to visitors about which species are present and hopefully will help people using the open space to identify them”

You can see photos from the day by visiting the Council’s social media channels by searching @CharnwoodBC on Twitter and Facebook or by visiting our photo album on Flickr.

To find out more about Dishley Pool and our other open spaces, visit our webpage.