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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July 4th - booking required
Evening with Professor Dave Goulson

The Short-haired bumblebee project is pleased to announce an 'Evening with Professor Dave Goulson'.

The event will take place on the 4th July at the home of the Short-haired bumblebee reintroduction - RSPB Dungeness reserve.

The event will begin at 16:30 with a walk around the reserve to view the beautiful wild flower habitat and identify all bumblebees seen. The walk will be led by Prof Dave Goulson and Dr Nikki Gammans (Project Officer of the Short-haired bumblebee project) and will finish at 18:00. The walk costs £10 and we can only accommodate 30 people.

The evening talk begins at 18:30 for one hour and is followed by a cold buffet (from Marks & Spencer) and wine reception. The cost of the evening talk is £15. more...

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July 5th
Buzzing About in the University of Leicester Botanic Garden

Flowers need bumbles for pollination;  Bumbles need flowers to provide nectar (energy for flight) and pollen (protein for their developing young);  and Gardeners need both!

Why not join in a basic "hands-on" outdoor session to search for any bumbles foraging among the flowers at the Botanic Garden; identify the "regulars" and find out all about them and the plants that they need......then you will be able to check out those in your own garden.

WORKSHOP 1 - Sunday 31st May 2015, 2pm - 4pm

WORKSHOP 2 - Sunday 5th July 2015,   2pm - 4pm

WORKSHOP 3 - Sunday 2nd Aug 2015,  2pm - 4pm

Leader: Maggie Frankum, FULBG,  BBCT, LES,  LRWT, local VC55 naturalist...... wildlife gardener.........

Each FREE workshop is limited to 10 adults - first come first served - book your place ASAP
Contact:  maggiefrankum@uwclub.net
Tel: 0116 - 2705833

Meet at the Botanic Garden main entrance (The Knoll) on Glebe Road, Oadby, Leicester. (park at the roadside)

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July 5th
Bumblebee Safari and activities at Haddo House & Country Park, Aberdeenshire

Join two of our volunteers on a bumblebee safari around Haddo House House and Country Park estate at 12pm. Following the walk, activities will be held in the Pheasantry between 1pm-3pm, to learn about the threats facing bumblebees and what you can do to help.

This event is free, to find out more and confirm your place on the bee walk here.

Meeting place is the Pheasantry at 12 noon. For directions please see the website.

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July 19th
Beginners ID and survey course, Rye Harbour

Dr Nikki Gammans from the Short-haired bumblebee reintroduction project will be leading a course in basic bumblebee ID and survey techniques. Attendees will learn more about the bumblebee life cycle, what we can all do to help the, and how to identify the common species.

The event will take place at Rye Harbour Nature Reserve, from 10.30am-3pm on July 19th 2015, and bookings should be made through Sussex Wildlife Trust.

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July 21st
Bumblebee Safari at Lytes Cary Manor, Somerset

Join one of our volunteers, John Butler, on a bumblebee safari around the National Trust’s Lytes Cary estate. John will show you the different bumblebee species up close, how to identify each species, and provide interesting information on the bumblebee lifecycle.

Meet at reception at Lytes Cary Manor, Charlton Mackrell, Somerset, TA11 7HU at 11am on Tuesday 21st July. For directions click here . The safari around the estate is free, but normal National Trust admission charges will apply to the house and gardens.

Booking is via the National Trust, by phone on 01458 224471, or email lytescarymanor@nationaltrust.org.uk . The event is suitable for adults and older children wearing appropriate outdoor clothing and footwear. The safari will last about one hour.