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Bumblebee ID and guided walk with Claire Fidler at Newport Wetlands

Newport Wetlands is home to a fabulous variety of bumblebees including the 7 common species and 2 very special ones! Come along to our guided walk and ID workshop where you will learn all about these species; how to identify them, their lifecycle, field skills and ways you can help maintain and improve numbers in your garden and green spaces. This is an amazing opportunity to delve into the bumblebee world and learn from Claire who has spent years surveying and monitoring these brilliant little insects. This workshop is recommended for adults or young people aged 16-24.

We are particularly encouraging of 16-24 year olds getting involved with bee walks with the Bumblebee Conservation Trust and picking up new practical field skills in general. If you are interested in the natural world and wish to pursue a career in conversation we are giving 16-24 years old discounted prices for our summer insect walks. Add to your CV and learn from knowledgeable people who are so passionate about the world of pollinators and more.

Accessibility All paths at Newport are fully accessible. We have mobility equipment free to hire including electric scooters and manual wheelchairs. For more information on accessibility at Newport Wetlands please see https://www.rspb.org.uk/globalassets/downloads/documents/reserves/newport-wetlands-gwent/accessstatementfornewportwetlandsenvironmentaleducationandvisitorcentre-dec-2022.pdf Please contact us before booking if you have any questions about the accessibility of the event.  

Are there minimum age requirements to enter the event? The minimum age requirement for this event is 16. All children under 18, need to be accompanied by an adult.

What else is there to do at Newport Wetlands? Our shop is open 10am-4:30pm and the café is open 10am-4pm. You can hire binoculars from our shop and receive the price off a brand-new pair if you buy the same day. We can a car park that is free for RSPB members and £4 per car for non-members for the day.  

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event? Please bring either printed or electronic proof of your ticket. If you booked as an RSPB member, that member needs to bring their membership card with them.  

What do I need to bring? Dress appropriately for the weather and condition, including sturdy footwear. Please expect some standing about and the reserve is very exposed to the sun, especially during the summer months, please remember to wear sun cream, a hat and bring plenty of water. Bring your binoculars, scope or camera if you have them to help you get a closer look at the wildlife we might see. You may wish to bring a drink and/or snack.  

Can I bring my dog? No dogs, except assistance dogs please.

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