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In Search of the Mountain Bumblebee

Sunday 12 May, 10.30am-3.30pm

With Shaun Hackett


The Mountain Bumblebee (Bombus monticola) is a widespread though thinly distributed bumblebee of upland areas and is felt by many to be in decline. It is an iconic species very much associated with Bilberry and indicator of quality moorland habitat. The National Park is a major stronghold for this species in Northern England and is monitoring and recording its distribution.

The day will start with an indoor session before heading out for a 2-3 mile walk and may involve some hills and uneven ground. Suitable outdoor clothing will be needed as well as packed lunch, sun hat and sun cream too! While the main theme of the day will be looking for and identifying the Mountain Bumblebee other bumblebees will be looked at as well.

Free event, but booking essential. To book and for more information, email