Bioblitz @ Lower Sharpham Farm

Our next Citizen Bioblitz 10th-11th June

Join our 24 hour race to record as many species as possible @ Lower Sharpham!

Wildlife enthusiasts, families, trainees past, present and future, and friends of Ambios – come and join us for a celebration of biodiversity at our beautiful Lower Sharpham Farm Site.

Between the wildlife spotting, share your experiences round the camp fire. Anecdotes, stories, top tip, trails and tribulations from the world of nature conservation.

Throughout the 24 hours we are running informal activities and interactive walks with great food. You can also stay the night in our cosy yurt, our lovely Nature Lodge or bring a tent and camp. Come and share and discover your interest in:

  • Small mammals
  • Bugs
  • Birds and bats
  • Freshwater & Estuarine wildlife
  • Badgers
  • Botany


Past BioBlitz

Over the past 5 years we have run a Bioblitz in many different locations from the Sharpham Estate, to the Bishop Hull House in Taunton, to Glastonbury Abbey. The aim of the Bioblitz is to record as many species as possible within our chosen location. This will include studying mosses and plants, identifying insects, trapping moths and even using stealth cameras to record the activity of bats, badgers and foxes in the night-time. Technology plays a key role in the Bioblitz as we use cameras to investigate and record wild and then upload data to the Ispot Open University Website. Our aim is to improve knowledge of the biodiversity within our local area. But more importantly we aim to engage people from all walks of life in learning about nature. Those who attend the Bioblitz may be nature volunteers, families, wildlife-lovers or those with an interest in technology. Many go on to engage in further in learning about the natural world.

How to join us

When: 10th-11th June 2017, 11 am-11 am
Drop in throughout, or camp overnight!
Accommodation from £10 pp

Where: Lower Sharpham Farm,
Ashprington, Totnes, TQ9 7DX

To join us, please register below. Then scroll to the bottom of this page, if you would like to book accommodation.

Accommodation Booking

Why not make an adventure of the occasion and stay the night on our peaceful, organic farm? You’ll wake up to stunning views and a tasty breakfast!

YURT B&B, £60 (sleeps 2)
1 night, 10-11 June
Delicious organic breakfast included
Access to toilets and showers


NATURE LODGE B&B, £28 per person
1 night, 10-11 June (single rooms only)
Delicious organic breakfast included
Access to toilets and showers


CAMPING, £10 per person
1 night, 10-11 June
Delicious organic breakfast included
Access to toilets (but not showers)

Discover more about our Eco Accommodation