Bioblitz at Bell Lake Marsh

24hr BioBlitz at Bell Lake Marsh
From 12.00 noon Saturday 28th June
to
12.00 noon Sunday 29th June 2014
This event will cover Bell Lake Marsh & Bell Lake, two important, adjoining wildlife sites, along Red River Valley Local Nature Reserve near Camborne, (SW621428). 
Event flyer attached.

For the last 2 years we have been working hard to restore the diversity of habitat in this rather unique wetland area. Great strides have been made in removing gorse and willow which were rapidly colonising previously open areas which in the past had supported colonies of Scarce blue-tail damselflies and Marsh Fritillary butterflies and it is felt by the co-ordinators of the group and Cornwall Council, who own the land, that the time is perfect for a Bioblitz to catalogue as much of the flora and fauna as possible as a benchmark for the future.
Come along and help us record! You don’t need to be an expert, (but if you are that would be fantastic!), just bring along your enthusiasm. Many eyes will see more and help to build up a truly comprehensive catalogue of all the wonderful inhabitants of our beautiful reserve. 
Everyone is welcome!

You can come along at any stage during the 24 hours of the BioBlitz and stay for as little, or long, as you like, all we ask is that if you do come along could please sign in on site and let us have your records before you leave.
Parking is at the bottom of Cuttings Hill near Coombe at SW629422. From there follow the signs across the river & along the track down to the marsh where you will find our team of volunteers ready to greet you. Please note that is a pleasant 10 to 15 minute walk down to the marsh from the parking area, (which will be unmanned).
Organised by Steve Jones, Jo Poland, Gary Barlow, Laura Fox & Kevin Gill 
You can register your interest by contacting Laura Fox, the Red River Rescuers group recorder – email: redriverrecorder@gmail.com, or call: 07958524428. Or you can simply turn up at any time on Saturday afternoon/evening or Sunday morning. 
Be sure to bring wellington boots as you will need them to access the site! Don’t forget your suncream for the afternoon/morning sessions & a torch if you are intending to stay late on the Saturday.
Directions: Leave the A30 dual carriageway at the Camborne West exit (Treswithian).
If you are travelling in a westerly direction turn left at the end of the slip road and go all the way around the roundabout and back along the same road to cross over the A30 before turning left on to a minor road heading for Reskadinnick. After a quarter of a mile you will pass Camborne/Treswithian Downs Crematorium on your right and shortly after that you should turn right (which in effect is straight on) heading for Bell Lake/Coombe, (do not take the turning for Reskadinnick). Follow this road for half a mile, it will then drop down a steep hill, park at
 the bottom along the entrance to the track on the right or just after the river bridge.
If you are travelling in an easterly direction turn left at the end of the slip road & immediately left again on toa minor road heading for Reskadinnick. After a quarter of a mile you will pass Camborne/Treswithian Downs Crematorium on your right and shortly after that you should turn right (which in effect is straight on) heading for Bell Lake/Coombe, (do not take the turning for Reskadinnick). Follow this road for half a mile, it will then drop down a steep hill, park at the bottom along the entrance to the track on the right or just after 
the river bridge.

Please park sensibly and do not obstruct vehicular access along the 
track.
 Steve Jones

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