Chris Packham’s Bioblitz

In July 2018, Chris Packham visited Havannah and Three Hills Nature Reserve, as part of his UK Bioblitz 2018: ‘Nature Reserves Are Not Enough!’.

The tour took the naturalist to 50 UK wildlife sites to highlight the extent to which the nation’s wildlife is under threat.

At each site, a team of ‘experts’ was on hand to record the number of species present.

The results of the 2018 Bioblitz have now been recorded to establish a benchmark to measure the changes to different species and habitats in future.

In Havannah, a total of 440 species were found, from Buff Arches and Burnished Brass moths to Russian Comfrey and Bhutan Pine.

The reserve faces huge pressures from encroaching development and increased disturbance, as more people – as well as domestic pets – use the nature reserve.

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