Friday 21st August
10am – 3.30pm
The Park Hotel, Thurso
Have you ever wondered where bumblebees live, why there are fewer than there used to be, and what you can do to help them? This one day workshop, run by the Bumblebee Conservation Trust, will give you an introduction to the fascinating ecology and identification of bumblebees. We’ll hear presentations in the morning at the Park Hotel, followed by an afternoon outside looking for bumblebees to practice our skills.
The course will be useful for anyone wishing to find out about bumblebees and improve their identification skills, including people who would like to refresh their skills. Find out about:
The many challenges facing bumblebee species, especially the ultra-rare great yellow bumblebee
How to recognise important features that will support bumblebees in a range of habitats, including grasslands, woodlands and farmland
How to identify distinguishing characteristics of different bumblebees
How to identify five common bumblebee species
Why we need more data about bee populations, and how to carry out a simple monitoring transect.
A soup and sandwich lunch is included.
Places are FREE but limited, so booking is essential.
Please click here to complete the online booking form.