Events calendar

Jul
18
Thu
Bumblebee Identification in NW Sutherland @ Kinlochbervie Hotel, Kinlochbervie, Lairg IV27 4RP, UK
Jul 18 @ 10:00 am – 3:30 pm

By popular demand, we have arranged a second course in this area! This training will teach you how to identify most of the bumblebee species found in the area. The morning indoor session will cover bumblebee ecology, lifecycle and conservation, and will be followed by an afternoon field practice session in the flower-rich machair of Oldshoremore, where you will gain confidence in how to safely catch and identify bumblebees. No previous experience necessary. This is a free event; however, if you are able, a suggested donation of £10 would help us in our conservation work in Scotland.

What will you need: a lunch and suitable shoes for a short walk. If you have a hand lens, net or ID guide then do bring them along, although these will be available to borrow on the day.

Advance booking is required using our online booking form.

Jul
19
Fri
Dobbie’s Garden Centre Talk, Stirling @ Dobbies Garden Centre Stirling, Drip Rd, Stirling FK9 4UF, UK
Jul 19 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

In the last 80 years our bumblebee populations have crashed. Two species have become nationally extinct and several others have declined dramatically.

Bumblebees are familiar and much-loved insects that pollinate our crops and wildflowers, so people are rightly worried. The Bumblebee Conservation Trust has a vision to create a world where bumblebees are thriving and valued. Our mission is to increase the number and distribution of bumblebees.

Come along to our talk to learn about these important animals, and hear about what you can do to help in your own garden.

Website/further information: www.dobbies.com/find-a-garden-centre/stirling

Jul
20
Sat
Sheldon Day 2019 @ Sheldon, Bakewell DE45 1QS, UK
Jul 20 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Free event – no booking required

A traditional village fete with sideshows, brass band, steam engines, donkey rides, vintage cars, produce show, great ball race – and so much more!

Including, of course, a bumblebee stall and bumblebee walk for all the family. One of the highlights of our local Pollinating the Peak project’s year!

For further details and entry forms visit www.sheldonvillage.org.uk

Car parking at top of village only (donations)

 

Jul
21
Sun
Intermediate bumblebee identification workshop @ Braunton Countryside Centre, Caen St, Braunton, Braunton, Devon EX33 1AA, UK
Jul 21 @ 10:00 am – 3:30 pm

This intermediate course will cover the identification of all UK bumblebee species, including an in-depth look at their ecology, lifecycle and conservation. The course will focus on the rarer species of Devon and how to tell the tricky species apart. Suitable for persons who can identify the most common bumblebees (the big 7).

What will you need: packed lunch, a drink, suitable outdoor clothing and sunscreen for an afternoon practice session on Braunton Burrows. If you have a hand lens, net and ID guide then bring them along.

Advance booking is required, please use the online booking form to book a place.

Jul
30
Tue
Superhero Picnic in the Park @ Markeaton Park, Markeaton Ln, Derby DE22 4AA, UK
Jul 30 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Free event – no booking required
Meet our favourite superhero – the Bilberry bumblebee – dress like a bumblebee and have a go at activities based on bumblebee super powers! Join the Pollinating the Peak team to find out how the humble bumble is a secret superhero!

An amazing superhero event on Derby parks to celebrate Love Parks Week 2019 in Derby. Attractions will vary at each park but will include sports and craft activities, emergency services, gym try out sessions, golf try it sessions, and face painting.

All you need to do to take part in the fun is dress up like a superhero, bring a picnic, and enjoy the activities. Prizes will be given to the best dressed superhero.

https://www.derbylive.co.uk/whats-on/superhero-picnic-in-the-park3/

https://www.derbylive.co.uk/whats-on/superhero-picnic-in-the-park3/

Jul
31
Wed
Making a Buzz at Betteshanger @ Betteshanger Park, Deal, Kent, CT14 0BF
Jul 31 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Join Making a Buzz for the Coast on the bee-rilliant family fun day!

Free event – no booking required

Identify some of the different types of bee at this 250-acre park on led BeeWalks or discover what the inside of a bee hive looks like with Dover Bee Keepers’ observational hive.

Get creative by making your own seed balls or try your hand at needle felting with local group ‘Make a Beeline’.

A day of free activities for all the family. More info here.

Superhero Picnic in the Park @ Chaddesden Park, Maine Dr, Derby DE21 6LA, UK
Jul 31 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Free event – no booking required
Meet our favourite superhero – the Bilberry bumblebee – dress like a bumblebee and have a go at activities based on bumblebee super powers! Join the Pollinating the Peak team to find out how the humble bumble is a secret superhero!

An amazing superhero event on Derby parks to celebrate Love Parks Week 2019 in Derby. Attractions will vary at each park but will include sports and craft activities, emergency services, gym try out sessions, golf try it sessions, and face painting.

All you need to do to take part in the fun is dress up like a superhero, bring a picnic, and enjoy the activities. Prizes will be given to the best dressed superhero.

https://www.derbylive.co.uk/whats-on/superhero-picnic-in-the-park3/

Aug
1
Thu
Superhero Picnic in the Park @ Darley Park, Darley Park Rd, Derby DE22 1DA, UK
Aug 1 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Free event – no booking required
Meet our favourite superhero – the Bilberry bumblebee – dress like a bumblebee and have a go at activities based on bumblebee super powers! Join the Pollinating the Peak team to find out how the humble bumble is a secret superhero!

An amazing superhero event on Derby parks to celebrate Love Parks Week 2019 in Derby. Attractions will vary at each park but will include sports and craft activities, emergency services, gym try out sessions, golf try it sessions, and face painting.

All you need to do to take part in the fun is dress up like a superhero, bring a picnic, and enjoy the activities. Prizes will be given to the best dressed superhero.

https://www.derbylive.co.uk/whats-on/superhero-picnic-in-the-park3/

Aug
4
Sun
Intermediate Bumblebee ID course @ Riverside Country Park, Lower Rainham Rd, Rainham, Gillingham ME7 2XH, UK
Aug 4 @ 9:30 am – 3:30 pm

This intermediate course will cover the identification of all UK species, including an in depth look at bumblebee ecology, lifecycle and conservation. The course will focus on the rarer species of Kent and how to tell the tricky species apart. Suitable for persons who can identify the most common bumblebees.

Booking essential please email mab@bumblebeeconservation.org to book your space.

Aug
5
Mon
Ecology of Bumblebees and their Identification for Beginners @ Tyland Barn, Chatham Rd, Maidstone ME14 3BD, UK
Aug 5 @ 10:30 am – 4:00 pm

More details available nearer the date on the Kent Wildlife website here

Email studydays@kentwildlife.org.uk to book your place. 

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