Pollinator Fun Day at Agnes Riley Gardens with Get London Buzzing

Sunday 9th July, 2023 - 11:30 am - 3:15 pm

Agnes Riley Gardens, 73 Atkins Road, London, SW12 0AH

Come and join us for a day of pollinator-themed activities in the park, perfect for all the family! Bring a picnic along, relax and enjoy the park. Toilets will be available. Children must be accompanied at all times.

From bug hunts to bee hotels, crafting clay butterflies to surveying pollinators, we are hosting an activity-filled day of family-friendly fun.

Join Buglife, Lambeth Bee Roads and Friends of Agnes Riley Gardens for our Pollinator Fun Day on Sunday 9th July.

11:30 – 12:30 Marvellous Minibeasts

Bring your little ones along to learn more about minibeasts with Buglife and to go on a bug hunt around the park. With Minibeast Identification Sheets to complete and a colourful craft activity, this activity is perfect for children 4 to 7 years old.

13:15 – 14:15 Precious Pollinators

Interested in learning more about pollinating insects and why they are so important? Buglife will be showing some of the spectacular species that live here in London. We’ll then get creative, making these pollinators from clay and learning how to make a bee hotel. This activity is aimed at children 8 to 11 years old.

14:15 – 15:15 Wonderful Wildflowers

Lambeth Bee Roads have transformed the local roadside verges into a wildflower-rich habitat. Buglife will be leading an introduction to identifying pollinators and teaching how to conduct Flower-Insect-Timed counts so that we can survey these wonderful verges and other spaces in the park. This training to conduct citizen science is aimed at 12+, including adults.

We look forward to seeing you there!

About Buglife – Get London Buzzing

Buglife, the invertebrate conservation charity, is delivering an new project: Get London Buzzing! This project is creating opportunities for people who live and work in London to help pollinating insects in their local area. A series of events and workshops will showcase how best to create pollinator-friendly habitats across the city and inspire action. Working with local communities and landowners, the project will plant 5 hectares of wildflowers along London’s B-Lines. www.buglife.org.uk/projects/get-london-buzzing

About Friends of Agnes Riley Gardens

The Friends of Agnes Riley Gardens are a group of local people who give their time freely to improve Agnes Riley Gardens for the benefit of people living and working in the area. We, the Friends, want the whole community to enjoy the park. Join us at our regular volunteer days. Find out what’s planned at Friends of Agnes Riley Gardens

About Lambeth Bee Roads

Lambeth Bee Roads is a scheme to enhance green spaces along roadsides for wildlife and people. With funding from The Mayor of London, Lambeth Council is working with local communities to create a network of wildflower planting to support pollinators such as bees, butterflies, bugs, and hoverflies. New wilder verges near Agnes Riley Gardens are being established on Atkins Road, Clarence Avenue and Weir Estate. We’ll be surveying the wildlife they attract in July. To find out more about how you can get involved, visit www.lambeth.gov.uk/beeroads

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