Bugs, bats and birds at uni's first 'BioBlitz'
Tremough Campus in Penryn is holding its first ever "BioBlitz" event tomorrow, to introduce the university's flora and fauna to a wider audience.
The free event, which runs from 10am until 4pm on Saturday, will be led by the university's Ecological Society alongside ex-Really Wild Show TV presenter, Nick Baker.
The aim is to survey the flora and fauna on campus and raise awareness about the fantastic biodiversity on its doorstep.
In addition to wildlife walks, there will be numerous stalls and games, including a bouncy castle, treasure hunt, face painting and wildlife colouring competition.
Younger visitors can also try their hand at being a wildlife detective with local experts and meet live mammals, including a special visitor, "Norman the Noctule Bat".
There will also be a raffle and a cake stall.
"This event will enable us to find out more about the biodiversity in our local area as well as at the Tremough Campus," said one of the organisers, Roz Evans.
"We hope that local families will come along to take part in surveying the huge variety of species that we have here and get involved in loads of fun activities including small mammal handling, bird ringing, plant walks, nature walks, and all manner of competitions and games.
"It is an event for all ages and we hope that everyone will come along to get to know the Campus and its abundant wildlife."
For more information about tomorrow's activities, visit the BioBlitz Facebook page at: http://www.facebook.com/events/428332557180029/