Community BioBlitz in Worthing
A community BioBlitz in Findon Valley, Worthing, on 4th August allowed people to get to know what lives close by.
Worthing Borough Council’s park rangers ran the free event from 10am to 3pm at Shepherds Mead near Cissbury Ring, including activities such as guided walks, bug hunts, and soap arrowhead-making sessions.
Worthing Council on the BioBlitz outing
Cllr Vicki Wells, Worthing’s Cabinet Member for the Environment, said: “The BioBlitz is an exciting event and a great summer holiday outing for people of all ages to explore the flora and fauna and a bit of Stone Age history on our doorstep, under the expert guidance of our fantastic park rangers.”
The BioBlitz was a chance for the rangers and the community to collect information about the wildlife on Shepherds Mead.
The Big Listen from the Council also at the event
Alongside the rangers, The Big Listen team from the Council were on hand to hear from members of the community about their priorities for Worthing.
The Council wanted to talk to people about their views on how Worthing could be reshaped for 2030 – and how they can work to make it happen.
Cllr Carl Walker, the Deputy Leader of Worthing Borough Council, said: “The presence of The Big Listen team is an opportunity for people to have their say about Worthing’s green and blue spaces, and what we can do together to ensure that these beautiful outdoor areas can be enjoyed by everyone all year round.”
Visit www.adur-worthing.gov.uk/the-big-listen to see a rolling list of The Big Listen events, and to find out more.