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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Saturday 28 May 2016
*CANCELLED* Bumblebee Safari

We regret to announce that the following event has been cancelled. We apologise for any inconvenience caused and hope to reschedule the event in the coming months.

Castlehill Heritage Centre
Harbour Road
Castletown
Caithness KW14 8TG

Time: 2pm – 3.30pm

Join our Conservation Officer, Katy Malone for a guided walk, as part of the North Coast 500 Wildlife Festival, to find some of the numerous colourful bumblebees in the county and learn about their fascinating lives. Will we find the rare great yellow bumblebee? Join us in the search! No booking required.

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Monday 30 May 2016
*CANCELLED* Bees & Blooms - A creative workshop at Freswick Castle

We regret to announce that the following event has been cancelled. This is due to unforeseen circumstances and we apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Freswick Castle
Near Wick KW1 4XX


Time: 10am – 3.30pm

This is a FREE event, but limited so booking is essential.

This event is part of the North Coast 500 Wildlife Festival. Following a talk by one of our Conservation Officer's about the rich diversity of bumblebees and wildflowers in Caithness, we'll go for a guided walk and develop some creative ideas, drawing inspiration from nature. We'll create some individual artworks which will be united into a group piece at the end of the workshop. Soup and sandwich lunch provided.

For ages 16 and upwards.

To book a place click here.

  

 

For more information, please contact admin@bumblebeeconservation.org

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Friday 10 June 2016
Bumblebee Safari

Staffordshire Wildlife Trust
The Wolseley Centre
Wolseley Bridge
Staffordshire ST17 0WT
Time: 10.30am – 12.00pm

Join our Bumblebee Conservation Trust volunteer Ron Rock, for a guided bumblebee walk at the Staffordshire Wildlife Trust Wolseley Centre. See different bumblebee species up close and learn about their life cycles, what flowers they feed on and how you can help these amazing insects.  

The cost is £3 per adult (children go free) with the proceeds split between the Bumblebee Conservation Trust and Staffordshire Wildlife Trust. Please wear suitable outdoor clothing and footwear.

Please book your place by calling: 01889 880100 or email ronrock@phonecoop.coop
 

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Sunday 12 June 2016
Bumblebee Safari

Kenwood House
Hampstead Lane
London, NW3 7JR
Time: 2.00pm – 3.30pm

This is a FREE event, with any donations welcomed.

Join our Bumblebee Conservation Trust volunteers Allan Watson and Vicky Coghill, for a guided bumblebee walk on Hampstead Heath. You'll have a chance to see lots of bumblebees up close, learn how to identify the common species and find out more about the amazing life cycle of a bumblebee.

Places are limited, so please contact Allan Watson at: allanwatson99@googlemail.com or call 07808 738 051 to book your place.

Please meet outside the garden coffee shop, next to the café at Kenwood House at 2:00pm. The walk will last for approximately one and a half hours. No previous knowledge is needed and both adults and accompanied children are welcome.

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Saturday 18 June 2016
Bumblebee Safari

Lytes Cary Manor
Charlton Mackrell
Somerset TA11 7HU
Time
: 2pm to 3.30pm

Join one of our volunteers, John Butler, for a guided walk around the National Trust’s Lytes Cary estate. We will catch and look at the different bumblebee species up close, learning how to identify each species, and try to find the rare Shrill carder bumblebee.

Meet at reception at Lytes Cary Manor ready to depart at 2pm. For directions click here.

The safari around the estate is free, but normal National Trust admission charges will apply to the house and gardens. Please book via the National Trust, by phone on 01458 224471, or email lytescarymanor@nationaltrust.org.uk

This event is suitable for adults and older children wearing outdoor clothing and footwear appropriate for rough field margins and long grass.