Category: Wildlife

Batty Day….#WildaboutGardens

Learn about bats and how to welcome them to you Garden.. with BrumBats.

As well as our regular half term activities we welcome, BrumBats, the Birmingham and Black Country volunteer group, who support bat care and conservation. They will be around to talk about and show us2010-brumbats-logo the wonders of our night time fliers.

This week is the annual #wildaboutgardens week for RHS (Royal Horticultural Society) and the Wildlife Trusts. The theme this year is ‘Stars of the Night’, working together to create a ‘batty’ neighbourhood.

Bats (and pumpkins) will be our them all week, but we’re lucky to have our local conservationists BrumBats on Thursday 27th.

Come down between 12 and 3 for batty info, stories, crafts and maybe (maybe….) even a real, sleepy bat.

Everyday during half term we’ll have some outdoor and indoor craft activities for young people and their grownups. Our themes are pumpkins and bats… we have plenty of both.

12 – 3pm Monday to Friday. £2 each for everyone over 5 years of age

(£8 family day ticket, Free to Season Pass holders)

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Bee there! Get close up with bugs and bees

Leading UK bee expert, Steven Falk, returns to take us on another bug hunt and bee walk around the Gardens.

On Sunday 21st August, 12.30 – 4.30 Steven will check up on our solitary bee boxes and take you on a journey through their life cycle. On his last visit we spotted 19 different wild bee species.28593803401_f21a91daf6_z

Since his last visit, our specially planted solitary bee flower area has begun to blossom and bloom, the surrounding apple trees have been pollinated and are bearing fruit. We’re keen to hear how our bug and bee population is doing

Pop along, follow Steven roud the garden searching for bugs and bees and learn how to get close up and friendly with our valuable friends.
Suitable for children and adults alike

Normal entry prices 
Cafe open for light refreshments

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Bee there – close up

Sunday 21st August, 12.30-4pm

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hmmm what have we got here? …

Leading UK bee expert, Steven Falk, returns to take us on another bug hunt and bee walk around the Gardens.
We spotted 19 different wild bee species last time. Will our new solitary bee nest and flower area have encouraged more?
Suitable for children and adults alike
Normal entry prices
Cafe open for light refreshments

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