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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Friday 27 May 2016
Bumblebee Identification and Monitoring

Environmental Resource Centre & Silent Valley Nature Reserve
Ebbw Vale
Blaenau Gwent
NP23 6AL

Time: 10am - 4pm

This is an opportunity to learn about the ecology and monitoring of bumblebees in the Eastern Valleys with Gwent Wildlife Trust and the Bumblebee Conservation Trust. It is also a chance to develop ID skills and knowledge of bumblebees. The day is split into two parts; the morning is focussed on ecology, monitoring and ID training at the ERC and the afternoon will involve going to Silent Valley nature reserve and putting theory into practice.

Booking is essential. Please telephone: 01600 740600 or email: info@gwentwildlife.org

Please note: the event begins at ERC, Ebbw Vale followed by a chance to put your new skills to the test at Silent Valley Local Nature Reserve.

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Saturday 28 May 2016
*CANCELLED* Bumblebee Identification for Beginners Caithness

We regret to announce that the following event has been cancelled. We apologise for any inconvenience caused and hope to reschedule the event in the coming months.

Castlehill Heritage Centre
Harbour Road
Castletown
Caithness KW14 8TG

Time: 10am – 3.30pm

This is a FREE event, but limited so booking is essential. Click here to book your place.

Have you ever wondered where bumblebees live, why there are fewer than there used to be, and what you can do to help them? As part of the North Coast 500 Wildlife Festival, this one day workshop will give you an introduction to the ecology and identification of bumblebees. We’ll hear presentations in the morning at Castlehill, followed by an afternoon site visit around the beautiful gardens and heritage flagstone trail. The course will be useful for anyone wishing to find out about bumblebees and improve their identification skills. Find out about:

• The ecology and life cycle of a bumblebee
• Understand the challenges facing bumblebee species, especially the ultra-rare great yellow bumblebee
• Recognise important features that will support bumblebees in a range of habitats, including grasslands, woodlands and farmland
• Identify distinguishing characteristics of different bumblebees and how to spot a queen, worker and male
• Identify five common bumblebee species
• Why we need more data about bee populations, and how to carry out a simple monitoring transect.

For more information, please contact katy.malone@bumblebeeconservation.org.

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Saturday 28 May 2016
*CANCELLED* Bumblebee Safari

We regret to announce that the following event has been cancelled. We apologise for any inconvenience caused and hope to reschedule the event in the coming months.

Castlehill Heritage Centre
Harbour Road
Castletown
Caithness KW14 8TG

Time: 2pm – 3.30pm

Join our Conservation Officer, Katy Malone for a guided walk, as part of the North Coast 500 Wildlife Festival, to find some of the numerous colourful bumblebees in the county and learn about their fascinating lives. Will we find the rare great yellow bumblebee? Join us in the search! No booking required.

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Monday 30 May 2016
*CANCELLED* Bees & Blooms - A creative workshop at Freswick Castle

We regret to announce that the following event has been cancelled. This is due to unforeseen circumstances and we apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Freswick Castle
Near Wick KW1 4XX


Time: 10am – 3.30pm

This is a FREE event, but limited so booking is essential.

This event is part of the North Coast 500 Wildlife Festival. Following a talk by one of our Conservation Officer's about the rich diversity of bumblebees and wildflowers in Caithness, we'll go for a guided walk and develop some creative ideas, drawing inspiration from nature. We'll create some individual artworks which will be united into a group piece at the end of the workshop. Soup and sandwich lunch provided.

For ages 16 and upwards.

To book a place click here.

  

 

For more information, please contact admin@bumblebeeconservation.org

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Saturday 4 June 2016
Bumblebee Identification for Beginners

Gatwick Airport
West Sussex
RH6 0NP

Time: 10am - 3pm

Join Richard Comont, Data Monitoring Officer at Bumblebee Conservation Trust for some bumblebee indentification training. Learn more about the role these charismatic insects play and how you can help identify them.

For further information, please contact: Rachel.Bicker@gatwickairport.com or telephone 07807 686 900.