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This event is part of the Brecks Outdoor Festival

Biofluorescent Night Walk

Discover the amazing hidden colours of our natural world on a special guided evening walk using UV light to uncover natural biofluorescence.

September 7, 2024
8pm - 9.30pm
Brandon Country Park
Fully funded with thanks to the support of the National Lottery Heritage Fund (Booking required)
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Biofluorescent Night Walk

Join us for a special evening guided walk around Brandon Country Park. During this walk, you will explore using UV torches, to uncover the amazing hidden world of natural biofluorescence.

During this guided walk led by David Atthowe of Reveal Nature, you will have a unique opportunity to experience our natural world in a new way. You will discover a variety of biofluorescent organisms, such as plants, insects, and early autumn fungi.

 

What is Biofluorescence?

Biofluorescence is the ability of certain organisms to reflect light in a different colour than the one they absorbed. It is usually a response to Ultraviolet (UV) light and comes in an assortment of bright, weird and wonderful colours. A wide range of organisms suddenly light up in the dark bright green, blue, red, purple, orange and any other colour you can think of! Biofluorescence is known to occur in a variety of organisms including insects, plants, lichen, mushrooms, fish, coral, amphibians, and some species of birds and mammals. Biofluorescence is a very visual spectacle, to see some examples visit Reveal Nature’s amazing gallery of Biofluorescent images HERE

 

Biofluorescent Night Walk, Further Information:

When: Saturday 7th September

Where: Brandon Country Park, Suffolk, IP27 0SU

Time: 8pm – 9.30pm

Ages: Suitable for ages 8+ (All children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult throughout)

Cost: This event is fully funded with thanks to the support of the National Lottery Heritage Fund, and players of the National Lottery.

Booking required: Book now HERE

 

Further Information:

Accessibility: This event will be accessible for mobility scooters. It will take place in Brandon Country Park, where there is a variety of mixed terrain which may be uneven or muddy underfoot. The event will take place after dark, and walking through the park will be taken at a slow pace as a group led by a guide. UV torches will be provided, and additional torches will be provided if required. If you have any questions or concerns about accessibility, please contact the BFER team:

(E) bfer.admin@suffolk.gov.uk (T) 01473 265600

Meeting point: We will meet outside the main Brandon Country Park visitor centre (please note this walk will take place outside of the opening hours of the visitor centre).

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Parking: Parking is available onsite. Parking Charges will apply. Find out more information HERE

What to bring: This walk will be led at a slow pace, so make sure to wrap up warm with plenty of layers of clothing, as well as rain protection in case of wet weather. Please wear sturdy closed toe footwear such as walking shoes, boots, or wellies.

Tools: UV torches and high vis will be provided

 

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