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.

Blooms for Bees Events

Blooms for Bees is a partnership initiative, launching on the 20 June 2016 to promote bee-friendly gardening. The aim is to engage the public and explore which bumblebees visit their gardens and allotments and discover which flowers are bumblebee favourites.

You can visit the Blooms for Bees events page to register for one of the fantastic free talks, walks and workshops starting today!

Campaign for the Farmed Environment Events

The Campaign for the Farmed Environment are delivering a series of events over the next few weeks on pollinators and the great benefits to farm business. The events are about demonstrating to farmers how they can help our vital pollinators on their farms. To book your place visit events.


Tuesday 28 June 2016
Bumblebee identification and meadow creation workshop

Mugdock Country Park
G62 8EL

Time: 10am-3pm

This is a FREE event but booking is essential.

Join Buglife and the Bumblebee Conservation Trust to spend a day learning about how to manage and create wildflower meadows and how to identify and record our common bumblebee species. The day will include an indoor introduction to bumblebee ecology and identification, the national bumblebee monitoring scheme, as well as information on how to create and manage a wildflower meadow area. This will be followed by an outdoor session, at finding and identifying bumblebees and to look at the wildflower meadows within Mugdock Country Park. 

Please bring a packed lunch and suitable clothing for the outdoor session.

Please email to book your place.


Tuesday 5 July 2016
Bumblebee identification workshop

Vogrie Country Park
Edinburgh EH23 4NU

Time: 10am-3.30pm

This is a FREE event but booking is essential.

Beginners bumblebee identification training with the Wildlife Information Centre: this is an opportunity to learn about the ecology and identification of common bumblebee species. Run by Helen Dickinson, Bumblebee Conservation Trust Surveys and Volunteer Officer, learn how to identify our most common bumblebees and how to take part in the national bumblebee monitoring scheme BeeWalk. The day will be split into indoor and outdoor sessions. Teas/coffees will be provided.

Please bring a packed lunch and suitable clothing for the outdoor session.

To book, please see the Wildlife and Information Centre website