Racehill Orchard wild bees
Sunday 1 July, 10.00am-1.00pm
Dr Beth Nicholls, a biologist at Sussex University and Team PollinATE co-ordinator, will be leading an informative and inspiring workshop at Racehill Community Orchard. Beth is an expert on bees, and will taking a closer look at the bees and other pollinators we can find in the orchard and their behaviour. We will learn more about the different types of pollinating insects, why they are so important, and what we can do to help conserve them.
There will be the opportunity to make homes and habitats for pollinating insects to take away, and you can hear more about how you can get involved in helping scientists to collect vital data on pollinating insects as part of the citizen science charity The Buzz Club.
This event is free and is suitable for families. Bring a picnic for lunch in the orchard afterwards.
Racehill Community Orchard. Directions
What to bring:
- Food and drink to sustain you for the day ( snacks, flasks, water etc) and a picnic if you want to stay in the orchard for lunch
- Sturdy footwear (no sandals)
- Lightweight clothing to cover arms and legs completely on sunny days: some plants on site can cause skin irritation in the sunshine
Dress appropriately for weather and please note there are no proper toilet facilities at the orchard, although there are lots of bushes!
Open to all including children ( accompanied by an adult)
Please note that for all the activities all children under the age of 18 and people with support needs must be accompanied by a parent/carer who is responsible for their supervision, safety and any medication needed.