Biofluorescent Night Walks at Glasdrum Wood NNR
Join us for two free guided walks at Glasdrum Wood National Nature Reserve to explore the fascinating world of Biofluorescence!
Biofluorescence is the ability of certain organisms to reflect light in a different colour than the one they absorbed, usually in response to Ultraviolet (UV) light. Biofluorescence is quite different from the more famous bioluminescence which is light generated by the organism itself, glow worms for example. Biofluorescence is known to occur in a variety of organisms including insects, plants, lichen, fungi, fish, coral, amphibians, birds and mammals. Seeing the world of Biofluorescence allows anyone to see nature in a whole new light. It is such a magical and colourful way of viewing nature it can inspire future generations to come and has so much potential to help conservation efforts. After reading The Lost Rainforests of Britain we were inspired to start exploring Britain's temperate rainforests at night to see what we could find. What we found blew us away! Countless species of lichens, mosses, liverworts, ferns, trees, flowers, insects, fungi and rodents display biofluorescence and light up in an incredible range of colours. See our website for more information.
When: We are planning two events at Glasdrum Wood NNR on the same night at different times:
- March 27th - Biofluorescent Night Walk 1 - 19:15 - 20:45.
- March 27th - Biofluorescent Night Walk 2 - 21:15 - 22:45.
Where: Glasdrum Wood car park
Additional info: Please wear suitable footwear and warm clothing. We will walk the 1km loop path at a slow pace.
Booking is essential as spaces are limited. Please email [email protected] to book or for more information.
Our events are free but you can donate to this reserve.