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Biofluorescent Night Walk

Discover the amazing hidden colours of our natural world on this special guided evening walk, using UV light to uncover biofluorescent organisms.

October 4, 2023
7:15pm - 8:45pm
Brandon Country Park
Fully funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund

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 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 autumn season).

 

Biofluorescent Night Walk, Further Information

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 12+ (All children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult throughout)

Tools: UV torches and high vis will be provided

Booking required: Click ‘Book Now’ at the top of the page to find out more information and to book via the BFER Eventbrite

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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