Experts are hoping to count as many marine creatures as possible with a special BioBlitz at Croyde this month. The event on Saturday, September 17 will be celebrating the launch of North Devon Coast AONBs new Coastal Creatures Project. It will be hosted by Coastwise and everyone is invited to join in with a free wildlife day to try and count as many species as possible. As well as fun activities for all the family the programme will include rock-pooling, strandline surveying, dune discoveries, pond-dipping and walks round Baggy Point to look for species. There will be a sea mammal watch in the morning and a bat walk in the evening. Naturalists will lead these activities as part of the BioBlitz from 10am6pm. Coastwise chairman Paula Ferris said: Think rock-pool ramble over land, shore and sea, with a touch of Springwatch Unsprung, in which everyone can play a part, big or small. Basecamp will be in Limekiln Field opposite Ruda, where there will be opportunities to get creative, test your knowledge, look down microscopes, sample seaweed, check out video cams, get movie tips, learn about litter and natter with naturalists. A team, of experts are travelling up from Plymouth to help out on the day, including rare fish expert Douglas Herdson. Coastal Creatures is a two year project which focuses on the diverse marine and coastal natural heritage of the North Devon AONB. Just turn up, or find out more at www.coastwisenorthdevon.org.ukClick here to return to our homepage for more North Devon news.