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Aberystwyth embarks on 'Bioblitz'

Pond dipping is among the 30 events taking place at the campus Credit: Tony Pugh/Anthony Pugh Photography

Aberystwyth University staff and students joined forces with the local community for a 24-hour 'bioblitz' on the Penglais campus. The event involved pond dipping, bird walks and mini-beast hunts in a bid to identify as many species as possible living on the campus.

Youngsters got the chance to see some of the campus flora and fauna up close Credit: Tony Pugh/Anthony Pugh Photography

Around 30 different events have been taking place since midnight on Friday, running up until midnight tonight.

Organisers say Aberystwyth University is the only campus in the world located within a biosphere reserve.

Expeditions are being held around the campus to try and spot different species Credit: Tony Pugh/Anthony Pugh Photography
Children were getting involved in hunting for mini-beasts Credit: Tony Pugh/Anthony Pugh Photography