Beginners Bumblebee Identification field workshop in Newport

Saturday 21st May, 2022 - 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Road to Nature, Coedkernow, Newport, NP10 8TU

Join Buglife and the Bumblebee Conservation Trust for the second in a series of free workshops, funded by the Landfill Disposals Tax Communities Scheme, aiming to help people discover how to recognise, record, and conserve the bumblebees of Newport.  This workshop will also be repeated on the 22nd of May at Y Twmps in Barrack’s Wood.

In this field session, staff from Buglife and the Bumblebee Conservation Trust will lead a guided walk through the recently restored “Road to Nature” 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 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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