Bumblebee Monitoring Scheme

Do you know what bumblebees live in your area?
We know many of our rare bumblebee species have declined, but we don’t know how our more widespread species are coping. Across the island of Ireland, volunteers walk a 1-2km fixed route once a month from March-October and record the bumblebees they see. The vital information this provides can track population changes and detect signs of threat to our bumblebees and pollination services.
The scheme is open to all and no previous experience is necessary.

If you would like to take part, please come along to the workshop and find out what it is all about. There will be a general talk and bumblebee identification indoors, followed by an outdoor walk to see some bumblebees in the field (weather permitting).

Please come along to:
(In the Fishing Lodge)
Friday 10th April
1:00pm – 4:00pm

This event has been organised as part of the Mid Ulster Biodiversity Project
in partnership with the National Biodiversity Data Centre

For further information and to book a place,
please contact:
Mark Edgar, Biodiversity Officer
Dungannon, Cookstown, and Magherafelt councils
Tel: 028 8772 0366 or Mob: 07717732034
e-mail: mark.edgar@dungannon.gov.uk www.biodiversityni.com

BB Monitoring