Learn to do Flower Insect Timed (FIT) Counts with Buglife Scotland (in person)

Friday 26th August, 2022 - 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Kirriemuir Community Garden, St Mary's Field, West Hillbank, Kirriemuir, DD8 4HX

Learn to do Flower Insect Timed (FIT) Counts is an informal open session which is part of the Kirriemuir Bioblitz 2022.

Monitoring our wildlife is important.  Anyone can learn to do insect counts in Kirrie. This will help us support Kirrie pollinators.

Learn how to carry out a Flower-Insect-Timed (FIT) Count as part of the UK Pollinator Monitoring Scheme. Spend ten minutes watching flowers and learning how to identify different groups of insects. This simple survey collects data on the total number of insects that visit a particular flower and can be done anywhere, including gardens and parks, in warm, dry weather any time from April to September.

Come to the community garden and learn what’s involved. Ask questions, and learn the difference between bees, butterflies, hoverflies and more.

This session is being delivered as part of Buglife Scotland’s Strathmore B-Lines Project- a 2-yr project, working with communities and partners to restore and create wildflower-rich habitat within the B-Lines network, reconnecting habitats & helping pollinating insects move across the landscape.

The work of Strathmore B-Lines has been made possible by funding from the National Lottery Heritage Fund and The Gannochy Trust.

Your host 

Melissa is a Conservation Officer working for Buglife – the national charity supporting invertebrates. She loves wildlife, being outside and has been a big fan of small creatures for many years.

Why you should come

Insect populations have plummeted across Scotland in recent years. These creatures are important. They pollinate our food supply and support wildlife further up the food chain. This simple practical session shows you how to learn about pollinators and how monitor them where you live. Be part of supporting pollinators locally and help us track how our bugs are doing

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