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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Sunday 12 June 2016
Bumblebee Safari

Kenwood House
Hampstead Lane
London, NW3 7JR
Time: 2.00pm – 3.30pm

This is a FREE event, with any donations welcomed.

Join our Bumblebee Conservation Trust volunteers Allan Watson and Vicky Coghill, for a guided bumblebee walk on Hampstead Heath. You'll have a chance to see lots of bumblebees up close, learn how to identify the common species and find out more about the amazing life cycle of a bumblebee.

Places are limited, so please contact Allan Watson at: allanwatson99@googlemail.com or call 07808 738 051 to book your place.

Please meet outside the garden coffee shop, next to the café at Kenwood House at 2:00pm. The walk will last for approximately one and a half hours. No previous knowledge is needed and both adults and accompanied children are welcome.

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Saturday 18 June 2016
Bumblebee Safari

Lytes Cary Manor
Charlton Mackrell
Somerset TA11 7HU
Time
: 2pm to 3.30pm

Join one of our volunteers, John Butler, for a guided walk around the National Trust’s Lytes Cary estate. We will catch and look at the different bumblebee species up close, learning how to identify each species, and try to find the rare Shrill carder bumblebee.

Meet at reception at Lytes Cary Manor ready to depart at 2pm. For directions click here.

The safari around the estate is free, but normal National Trust admission charges will apply to the house and gardens. Please book via the National Trust, by phone on 01458 224471, or email lytescarymanor@nationaltrust.org.uk

This event is suitable for adults and older children wearing outdoor clothing and footwear appropriate for rough field margins and long grass.

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Sunday 19 June 2016
Buzzing about at the University of Leicester Botanic Garden Workshop

The University of Leicester Botanic Garden
Glebe Road
Oadby, Leicester

Time: 2pm - 4pm

Meet at the Knoll public entrance on Glebe Road.
Ordnance Survey Grid Ref: SK615015
Landranger Map 140

This is a FREE workshop - but please email the leader to book your place - spaces for each workshop limited to the first ten adults.

A practical hands-on search for local bumblebees foraging around the flower borders in the Botanic Garden. Learn to catch and identify them and find out about their lives and the plants that they need.

Maggie Frankum, local naturalist; Bumblebee Conservation Trust; Friend of the Botanic Garden, Leics. Entomological Society; Leics & Rutland Wildlife Trust, wildlife gardener will lead this event.

Email: maggiefrankum@uwclub.net or telephone: 0116 2705833

Wear clothing suitable for the weather conditions [wet/sun].

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Sunday 19 June 2016
Bumblebee ID and survey workshop

Wildside Activity Centre
Whitmore Reans
Wolverhampton, 
WV6 0HA

Time: 11am - 4pm

This is a FREE event, although a donation to the centre would be welcome.

Bumblebee Conservation Trust volunteer, Ron Rock will deliver a workshop to introduce bumblebee identification and survey techniques. Learn how to identify the social bumblebees and cuckoo bumblebees likely to be seen in your garden and local area. This event is based at Wildside and the day will include a bumblebee identification walk in the afternoon, weather permitting.

Refreshments provided (please bring a packed lunch).

Call Wildside on 01902 572240 to book your place.
Or e-mail ronrock@phonecoop.coop

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Friday 24 June 2016
Bumblebee Safari

Staffordshire Wildlife Trust
The Wolseley Centre
Wolseley Bridge
Staffordshire ST17 0WT
Time: 10.00am – 12.00pm

Join our Bumblebee Conservation Trust volunteer Ron Rock, for a guided bumblebee walk at the Staffordshire Wildlife Trust Wolseley Centre. See different bumblebee species up close and learn about their life cycles, what flowers they feed on and how you can help these amazing creatures.  

The cost is £3 per adult (children go free) with the proceeds split between the Bumblebee Conservation Trust and Staffordshire Wildlife Trust. Please wear suitable outdoor clothing and footwear.

Please book your place by calling: 01889 880100 or email ronrock@phonecoop.coop