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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Saturday 25 June 2016
Bumblebee Safari

Mugdock Country Park
Craigallian Road
Nr. Milngavie
G62 8EL
Time: 2.30pm - 3.15pm

Join one of our Bumblebee Conservation Trust volunteers, Shona Menzies, on a short walk in the walled garden at Mugdock Country Park. See different species up close and find out about the many fascinating facts about bumblebees!

There will be an indoor display if the weather is unsuitable for the walk. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Donations are welcomed for the Bumblebee Conservation Trust.

Booking is essential (places limited to 15) on 0141-956-6100/6586. For information about the facilities at Mugdock Country Park, and directions, please visit their website on www.mugdock-country-park.org.uk

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Tuesday 28 June 2016
Bumblebee identification and meadow creation workshop

Mugdock Country Park
Glasgow
G62 8EL

Time: 10am-3pm

This is a FREE event but booking is essential.

Join Buglife and the Bumblebee Conservation Trust to spend a day learning about how to manage and create wildflower meadows and how to identify and record our common bumblebee species. The day will include an indoor introduction to bumblebee ecology and identification, the national bumblebee monitoring scheme, as well as information on how to create and manage a wildflower meadow area. This will be followed by an outdoor session, at finding and identifying bumblebees and to look at the wildflower meadows within Mugdock Country Park. 

Please bring a packed lunch and suitable clothing for the outdoor session.

Please email volunteering@bumblebeeconservation.org to book your place.

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Tuesday 5 July 2016
Bumblebee identification workshop

Vogrie Country Park
Midlothian
Edinburgh EH23 4NU

Time: 10am-3.30pm

This is a FREE event but booking is essential.

Beginners bumblebee identification training with the Wildlife Information Centre: this is an opportunity to learn about the ecology and identification of common bumblebee species. Run by Helen Dickinson, Bumblebee Conservation Trust Surveys and Volunteer Officer, learn how to identify our most common bumblebees and how to take part in the national bumblebee monitoring scheme BeeWalk. The day will be split into indoor and outdoor sessions. Teas/coffees will be provided.

Please bring a packed lunch and suitable clothing for the outdoor session.

To book, please see the Wildlife and Information Centre website www.wildlifeinformation.co.uk

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Sunday 10 July 2016
What’s Buzzing in Foundry Wood? Talk & Walk

Foundry Wood
Leamoington Spa

Time: 11.30am - 1.30pm

What’s Buzzing in Foundry Wood? Wild Bee Talk and Walk. 

From bumblebees to lesser known solitaries, our native wild bees are increasingly dependent on urban spaces for their survival. Come and discover what’s buzzing in Foundry Wood with Bumblebee Conservation Trust volunteer, Ron Rock.

Entry fee is £2.00 and the walk will begin at the entrance to the Woodland.

Booking: Please contact Emma Nelson at africanginger@googlemail.com

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Tuesday 12 July 2016
Bumblebee Safari

Lytes Cary Manor
Charlton Mackrell
Somerset TA11 7HU
Time:
11am - 12.30pm

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 11am. 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.