Identification and Natural History of Bumblebees (09/07/16) Saturday, 9th July 2016 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Bumblebees are generally easily recognised as such, but trying to tell the species apart can be much harder. Based on the approach used in the Field Guide to the Bumblebees of Great Britain and Ireland (Edwards and Jenner, 2009, second edition), the course will help participants to understand the important features for accurate identification.

Being able to identify the species is only part of the picture, the species behave differently and occupy different niches in the countryside; the day will introduce participants to some of the major ecological differences between the species and the implications of these for actions to conserve our bumblebee fauna.

The Downs Barn, Sompting Estate, Lambleys Lane, Sompting, West Sussex, BN14 9JX

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