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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May 17th
Bumblebee Identification Workshop - Omagh

 Join us at An Creagan, Omagh, for a course in bumblebee identification on 17th May. The course will cover the ecology, lifecycle, anatomy and identification of the commonest bumblebees, and demonstrate how to carry out out bumblebee surveys. There will be indoor and outdoor (weather permitting) components to the day.

The event will take place at An Creagan, Omagh, Co. Tyrone, BT79 9AF.  Visit the An Creagan website for more information on the location.

17th May 2014, 10am - 3.00pm

No special equiment is needed, but please bring appropriate footwear for going on walks, and a packed lunch.

Cost: free

Booking required, email  elainebumblebee@gmail.com to register.

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May 19th
Bumblebee identification evening workshop

Join Bumblebee Conservation Trust staff for an evening of identifying bumblebees. Attendees will be taught how to identify some common bumblebee species, and the very rare Shrill carder bee, which is found in the area. You'll also learn how to get involved in BeeWalk, our national bumblebee survey scheme.

May 19th, 6.30pm - 9pm.

Meeting at London Inn, Fore Street, Othery (Near Bridgwater), TA7 0PX.

Booking is required: email Aoife O'Rourke at Aoife.orourke@bumblebeeconservation.org

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May 30th - June 1st
Gardening Scotland

Come visit our stall at Gardening Scotland, Scotland's biggest gardening show. We'll be in the Living Garden area, which is being designed as a haven for bees and other wildlife. We'll be there to answer all your questions about bumblebees and how you can help them in the garden - hope to see you there!

More information on the Gardening Scotland website.

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June 4th
Farm day at Sittingbourne, Kent

Join staff from the Bumblebee Conservation Trust to find out how you can make your farm or orchard better for pollinators. Working in partnership with the Campaign for the Farmed Environment, we'll be at GH Dean & Co Ltd, Hempstead Farm, Tonge near Sittingbourne, Kent.

This event is open only to farmers and commerical fruit producers. Email carrie@ghdean.co.uk for booking.

Further details will be provided on booking.

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June 7th
Bumblebee safaris at Mugdock Country Park

Discover the bumblebees that can be found at Mugdock Country Park (just a few miles north of Glasgow) by going on a guided walk with the Bumblebee Conservation Trust. Staff from the Trust will be there to show you the different species up close, and tell you lots of amazing facts about bumblebees. The event is suitable for all ages, but children under 12 should be accompanied by an adult. Each walk lasts about 45 minutes.

11am – 3pm (walks at 11am, 12.30 and 2pm), 7th June 2014
Attendance is free, but numbers limited and allocated on a first-come basis. Meet at the Visitor Centre.

No previous experience is needed, but wear appropriate outdoor clothes and footwear. More information on how to get to Mugdock can be found on their website.

This event is a community event supported by SNH as part of the celebrations for the opening of the John Muir Way, a walking and cycling path that reaches across central Scotland from Helensburgh in the West to Dunbar in the East. There are lots of events happening along the Way - click here to visit the website.