Events

Our outreach team and volunteers are involved in events up and down the country, to help you find out more about our work.

We also recommend a number of other conservation-based exhibitions, activities and shows.

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September 19th
Wildflower seed collecting workshop, Glasgow

Join Anthony McCluskey, Helen Dickinson and the Glagow City Council Rangers at Pollock Country Park, Glasgow, for a day learning about native wildflower seed collection and storage. Lean how to harvest, save and store wildflower seed ready for sowing. For more information and to book a place please email volunteering@bumblebeeconservation.org.

Where: Pollock Country Park, Glasgow
Date and time: Saturday 19th September, 10-3pm - bring a packed lunch
Meeting point: Pollock Country Park Visitor Centre
How to book: Email volunteering@bumblebeeconservation.org
Equipment: Please wear suitable footwear and clothing appropriate to the weather conditions.

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September 20th
RHS Secret Sunday - BBCT stall and talk

Join our London volunteers at RHS Secret Sunday, Marylebone Farmers Market on Sunday 20th September, an event whcih celebrates local produceres and ecourages others to get growing. Our volunteers will be holding a stall to spread the word about bumblebees and providng a talk on the plight of the bumblebee.

Find out more here.

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September 24th
Wildflower seed collecting workshop, Grangemouth

Join BBCT's Helen Dickinson at Scottish Wildlife Trusts Jupiter Urban Wildlife Centre, for a day learning about native wildflower seed collection and storage. Lean how to harvest, save and store wildflower seed ready for sowing. For more information and to book a place please email volunteering@bumblebeeconservation.org.

Where: Jupiter Urban Wildlife Centre, Grangemouth FK3 8LH
Date and time: Thursday 24th September, 10-3pm - bring a packed lunch
Meeting point: Jupiter Urban Wildlife Visitor Centre
How to book: Email volunteering@bumblebeeconservation.org
Equipment: Please wear suitable footwear and clothing appropriate to the weather conditions.

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September 26th and 27th
Countryside Live - Walthamstow and Leyton Marshes

Join our London volunteers at Countryside Live Septmeber 26th and 27th, an event which brings the countryside to London! Our volunteers will be holding a stall where you can find out all about the world of bumblebees and how you can help in the conservation of these important pollinators. 

Fine out more here.

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November 28th
Insect Identification - Beginners’ Workshop, Cardiff

On Saturday, 28th November BWARS will hold a Beginners' Workshop at the National Museum of Wales, led by Mark Pavett and Mike Edwards.

Topics to be covered will include a general introduction to the group of aculeates insects (those with a sting), what they do and where to find them, plus a discussion of photography and ‘old fashioned’ collections. The latter will include a chance to look through microscopes at the different insects in the group and make a start at naming them from pinned specimens and keys provided by the organisers, whilst the former will be covered by a short ‘name this insect' quiz.

Places for this workshop are limited, so please contact Mark Pavett to express your interest:  Mark.Pavett@museumwales.ac.uk