August Events from Bee Wild West Wales, Bumblebee Conservation Trust
There are bumblebee blitz events in August – please see the posters below. Apologies that some of these are already passed. The focus of these sessions is to visit sites which are being actively managed for conservation but which have yet to be surveyed for bumblebees (apart from Dowrog Common, which has been surveyed before). The July events were a success and Clare (Flynn, Outreach Officer) was astounded by the quality of the sites in terms of floral diversity and habitat quality. For those of you who may like to come along to Dowrog Clare will be on the hunt for Broken Belted Bumblebee (Bombus soroeensis) which, apparently, has not been seen there since 1988
Please also note: Free Intermediate Identification Training Day, August 16th – Foundry House Pembroke, 10.30 until 4pm.
This is aimed at people who have completed beginners training or have reasonable ID knowledge of the common bumblebee species. We will be recapping on beginner ID and also looking at cuckoo bumblebees and some of the more rare species of social bumblebee, including the carder bees. We will spend the morning in Foundry House and weather permitting, will travel to Stack Rocks in the afternoon to walk along the coast and put our skills into action!
For blitz sessions and the training day, please book directly with Clare Flynn. Working days: Monday – Wednesday 9.30am – 4pm. Tel: 07444808514
September Event for Ceredigion Meadows Group
This looks like an excellent event for those in Carmarthenshire that are to the west of the county:
Wyndrush Wild have emailed to let us know that they have a good harvest of seed from a meadow site east of Llanbyder. We do get queries about sourcing meadow seed – so if you are interested the website is: