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 23rd
Bumblebee Walk led by expert Nick Owens

Bumblebees are one of our most important pollinators, but did you know in the UK we have 24 species?? Come and learn to identify these fuzzy creatures with expert Nick Owens as he helps us to explore Thompson Common. This will be a great chance to learn more about these common visitors to our gardens, whether you are an expert or have never identified a bumblebee before, this session is open to all.

Time -11am – 1pm
Place - Norfolk Wildlife Trust Thompson Common, Thompson, Norfolk NR17 1DP, (Visit NWT website for directions)

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August 3rd
Wild About Bumblebees, NTS Inverewe

Don’t just Bumble about this Bank holiday! Join us at Inverewe where you will be buzzing with excitement…...

  • Learn how to identify wild bees
  • Take part in a bee safari– how many bees will you find?
  • Learn about our wildflower meadows
  • Take part in fun craft activities for all ages– make your own busy bees
  • See if you can complete our bee themed puzzles
  • Design your own bee themed poster

This event will take place from 11 am - 3 pm at Inverewe Garden & Estate, Poolewe, Achnasheen IV22 2LG, and is run in association with the National Trust for Scotland.

This event is free to attend.  

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August 10th
Intermediate bumblebee ID and survey course, Maidstone, Kent

Dr Nikki Gammans from the Short-haired bumblebee reintroduction project will be leading a course in intermediate 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 and rarespecies.

The event will take place at Kent Wildlife Trust's Tyland Barn Visitor Centre, from 10.30am-3pm on Monday 10th August 2015, and bookings should be made through Kent Wildlife Trust (click here).

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August 16th
Bumblebee ID and Survey Workshop

Bumblebees are an endearing insect which play a vital role in our ecosystem but are sadly in decline.

Join us at Norfolk Wildlife Trust Hickling Broad to gain bumblebee ID skills and learn surveying methods.

Suitable for beginners. 

For more information and to book your place, please go to NWT's website or call 01603 625540

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August 25th
Bumblebee ID and survey workshop, Northumberland

Dr Richard Comont will deliver a workshop to introduce bumblebee identification and survey techniques at St Nicholas Park, Northumberland.

This workshop is suitable for beginners and those interested in improving their skills, and the aim is that attendees will go on to become involved in our BeeWalk survey scheme.

It will take place from 10am-1pm on Tuesday 25th August. It is free to attend, but booking is essential. To book your place, visit the Northumberland Wildlife Trust website by clicking here.