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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June 20th
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 Saturday 20th June. 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 and a half hours.

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June 27th
Bumblebee safari at Mugdock Country Park

Join BBCT volunteer Shona as she guides you around the walled garden at Mugdock Country Park on Saturday 27th June. How many bees will you see? You'll be given a chance to get up close to bumblebees and learn more about these wonderful animals.

The event will run from 2.30-3.15pm. Booking is essential, via 0141 956 6586. An indoor display is available incase of bad weather. 

For information about the facilities at Mudgock Country Park, including on how to get there please visit their website www.mugdock-country-park.org.uk

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June 28th
Wildflower meadow restoration & beginners bumblebee ID course, Dungeness

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 RSPB Dungeness, from 10.30am-3pm on Sunday 28th June, and bookings should be made through RSPB (click here)

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June 28th
Bumblebee ID workshop - Stirling

We've teamed up with RSPB's Inner Forth Landscape Initiative to deliver a workshop to introduce bumblebee identification and survey techniques at Fallin, near Stirling.

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.

It will take place on Sunday 28th June, and last from 10.30am-3.30pm. Booking is essential, and can be done by visiting the IFLI website (click here).

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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...