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National Insect Week returns in 2020

Ecology & Identification of Bumblebees at Tyland Barn

Saturday, June 23, 2018 - 10:30 to 16:00

This day is suitable for beginners and those without prior knowledge of the group.

Learn about the ecology of these attractive insects, how to identify our most common and rarest species and practise your skills in the field; to include an update on the Bombus subterraneus reintroduction project.

In the afternoon, we will be finding and identifying bumblebees at the Trust’s Burham Down Nature Reserve.

By the end of the session participants will be able to:
• Identify some (common) bumblebees by looking at key features
• Understand more about the lifecycle, conservation and/or ecology of the bumblebee

Book via the Wildlife Trust website.

Age limits or guidance

Suitable for adults

Cost details

£33 Adults, £28 Concessions

Register in Advance

To attend this event please register in advance.


Wheelchair accessible. All surface path around wildlife garden. Pond with accessible platform. 
Disabled access to the barn and nature park (with its short nature trail) is very good.

Did you know?


Female water snipe flies Atherix ibis clasp each other and cluster in big round aggregations on the end of branches overhanging rivers – males entering the swarms are mated repeatedly until they die. The females then lay their eggs in to the water – and all die still in their tight aggregations.