Inner Forth BioBlitz this Saturday

Kinneil Nature Reserve
Kinneil Nature Reserve

The Inner Forth Landscape Initiative is running a “BioBlitz” at Kinneil Nature Reserve (Foreshore) this Saturday.

It is being supported by funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Kate Fuller, IFLI Community Engagement Officer, says: “On Saturday, June 6, we will be at the Kinneil Local Nature Reserve by Bo’ness. Our gazebo will be set up near to the Snab Lane entrance to the site. You can join us from 10 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. and from 2 p.m. to 4.30 p.m.

“This event is part of IFLI’s Forth Nature Counts project which aims to increase the number of verified biological records within the Inner Forth area for conservation gain.

“As part of this project we are running a series of free wildlife identification and survey skills workshops and inviting members of the public to submit their ad-hoc wildlife sightings to the Inner Forth Nature Counts form on iRecord.

“Nature records inputted through this form will help the Inner Forth Landscape Initiative to build a better picture of wildlife found throughout the landscape. You don’t have to sign up to use the form, but you do need to input a valid email address so that you get feedback once your nature record is verified. Verified records will be passed to the National Biodiversity Network Gateway and will be available for conservation agencies, local authorities and land managers to use, helping them to make informed decisions.”