Flowers need bumblebees for pollination; bumbles need flowers to provide nectar (energy for flight) and pollen (protein for their developing young); and gardeners need both!
Why not join local expert Maggie Frankum for a basic ‘hands-on’ outdoor workshop to search for any bumbles foraging among the flowers at the University of Leicester Botanic Garden; identify the ‘regulars’ and find out all about them and the plants that they need – then you will be able to check out those in your own garden.
There are three free workshops on Sunday May 31, Sunday July 5, and Sunday August 2, (2pm – 4pm). Each workshop is limited to 10 adults on a first come first served basis so please book your place ASAP by contacting [email protected]
Meet at the Botanic Garden main entrance on Glebe Road, Oadby, Leicester LE2 2LD. Please park at the roadside.
The Trust has a number of Wild Walks to discover a wide range of wildlife and wild places, badger watches and other events and activities for you to enjoy. Click here for details.
Photograph by Neill Talbot.
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