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National Insect Week returns in 2020

Introduction to Bumblebees at Abbots Hall

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

Bumblebees are an appealing, small group of insects that often attract those not otherwise drawn to the study of insects. Species diversity can be used as an indicator of habitat quality and several species are of conservation concern nationally.

The course will discuss the range of bumblebees found in Essex and the UK, the books available to aid identification and other learning, methods of observation and preliminary skills in putting a name to specimens. The ecological requirements of the Essex species will also be discussed.

The day will be spent at Abbotts Hall Farm looking for bumblebees to name and discuss their behaviour and ecology. In case of bad weather, this will be backed-up with pinned specimens provided by the tutor.

Book via the Wildlife Trust website.

Age limits or guidance

Suitable for adults

Cost details

£30 donation per person

Register in Advance

To attend this event please register in advance.

Accessibility

Wheelchair users and people with limited mobility please contact organiser in advance.

Did you know?

Chitin

Chitin is the major molecule in insect cuticles, combined with proteins it hardens surfaces like beetle wing covers.

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