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Biofluorescent Night Walk

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

November 24, 2023
4.30pm-6pm
Knettishall Heath, IP22 2TQ
Fully funded with thanks to the support of the National Lottery Heritage Fund

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

During this guided walk led by Reveal Nature, you will have a unique opportunity to experience our natural world in a new way. You will experience a variety of biofluorescent organisms, such as plants, insects, and fungi (of which there should be many varieties during this late autumn season).

 

Biofluorescent Night Walk, Further Information

When: Friday 24th November 2023

Time: 4.30pm-6pm

Where: Knettishall Heath, IP22 2TQ

Meeting point: We in the main Knettishall Heath visitor car park.

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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.

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

Tools: UV torches and high vis will be provided

Booking required

Cost: The costs for running this event have been fully funded with the support of the National Lottery Heritage Fund. Please only book if you intend on attending, as unexplained cancellations negatively impact our ability to provide future fully funded opportunities. If after booking you are no longer able to attend, please notify BFER asap so that we can notify the walk guide, and reallocate your ticket (E) bfer.admin@suffolk.gov.uk (T) 01473 265600

 

This event has been made possible with thanks to the support of the National Lottery Heritage Fund, and Suffolk Wildlife Trust.

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.

 

 

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