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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April 23rd
Bumblebee ID workshop - Chichester Harbour

Dr Richard Comont will deliver a workshop to introduce bumblebee identification and survey techniques at Chichester Harbour AONB.

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 Thursday 23rd April, and last from 10am-4pm. Booking is essential, and can be done by visiting the Chichester Harbour Conservancy website (click here)

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April 24th
Bumblebee ID workshop - Gatwick Airport

Dr Richard Comont will deliver a workshop to introduce bumblebee identification and survey techniques at Riverside Garden Park, near Gatwick Airport.

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 scheme.

It will take place from 9.15am-4pm on Friday 24th April. It is free to attend, but booking is essential. To book your place, contact rachel.bicker@gatwickairport.com

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May 9th
Bumblebee ID workshop - Mournes, Northern Ireland

There will be a bumblebee ID and surveying workshop at Silent Valley near Kilkeel on May 9th.

Join us for this free event to learn about one of our most important groups of pollinating insects. Learn about bumblebee ecology, how to identify the common species, and how to record them. Weather permitting, we'll go outside for a bumblebee safari and get up close and personal with these wonderful insects.

Booking is essential, and you can reserve your place by emailing Siobhan.thompson@mourne.co.uk. This workshop is a training event for the Bumblebee Monitoring Scheme, which collects data on the bumblebees of Ireland and works closely with the Bumblebee Conservation Trust.

This event is not suitable for young children.
Please wear appropriate clothing and footwear for a walk outdoors.

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June 20th
Beginners ID and survey course, Kent

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 Kent Wildlife Trust's Tyland Barn Visitor Centre, from 10.30am-3pm on 20th June 2015, and bookings should be made through Kent Wildlife Trust (click here).

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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)