The Bioblitz was plagued by bad weather, rain and chilly temperatures, but none-the-less was a great success.
A good turn out of a dozen hardy souls were ready to witness the emptying of the moth trap at 5 o'clock in the morning. Despite the rain there were a few moths caught, the highlight being a Treble Lines. Also in the trap was a small cranefly later partially identified on iSpot
as a genus not recorded in the Fylde before - probably because no-one has looked for it rather than it being particularly rare.
The day continued cold and wet as the species count began to rise with ponds being surveyed, plants, trees and shrubs recorded.
Our worm expert found seven of the UK's 28 species! And our mammal traps caught four Wood Mice.
Towards the end of the day excitement reached fever pitch when a pair of Green Dock Beetles were eventually found but not so much excitement as when a Toad was seen crawling around on the grass at dusk near Kiincraig Lake - almost all day before we recorded a Toad!
The bats at Kincraig Lake were simply superb and whilst watching them there was a very late addition t the bird list when three Tufted Ducks dropped in.
By the end of the day over 30 people had recorded 324 species with several more awaiting identification.