Introduction to pollinators

Wednesday 7th August, 2019 - 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Threave Castle, Castle Douglas, DG7 1TJ

A FREE workshop on an introduction to pollinating insects.

Pollinators are vital in the production of many of our fruits including apples and strawberries, many of them are also visually very attractive. There are over 4,000 species of pollinating insects in the UK and this includes bees, flies, butterflies, moths and beetles! This free workshop is an opportunity to learn more about the diversity of pollinators, identification of some of the commonly seen species and how to survey and monitor them using Flower-Insect-Timed Counts.

This event will include both indoor and outdoor activities. Please wear sturdy footwear and warm clothes. If you have a hand lens or any insect guides please feel free to bring them along on the day.

Booking essential- please book by contacting Nick Chisholm on [email protected]

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