Beginners Bumblebee Identification field workshop in Newport at Y Twmps

Sunday 22nd May, 2022 - 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Barracks Wood, Allt-Yr-Yn View, Newport, NP20 5EH

Join Buglife and the Bumblebee Conservation Trust for the second in a series of free workshops aiming to discover how to recognise and record the bumblebees of Newport. This event is a repeat of the event held at the road to nature, Coedkernow on the 21st of May.

In this field session staff from Buglife and the Bumblebee Conservation Trust will lead a guided walk through the recently established nature conservation area in Barracks Wood managed by Grŵp Adfer Natur Y Twmp (The Tump Nature Conservation Group) and help participants identify and record our most common bumblebee species. No previous experience is necessary as staff will introduce the most common species and give their top tips for spotting and recording bumblebees in the field.

The event will also act as an introduction to what it will be like to run your own Beewalk, Bumblebee Conservation Trust’s Citizen Science recording scheme, and provide an opportunity for recorders to start their recording journey whilst answering any questions you may have in order to get started in bumblebee recording.

The event is free but limited to 20 attendees; to ensure your place register via Eventbrite.

Once registered details of the exact meeting location will be provided.

Light Refreshments will be available at the event. However, the site lacks toilets and other facilities.

As this is a field event participants must be prepared for field conditions and bring appropriate clothing and footwear.  Participants must also be confident in walking short distances on uneven surfaces at a gentle pace.

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