Bees Bats and Bugs

Thursday 1st August 2013

Bees, Bats and Bugs –  Free events to discover Black Down in the Mendip Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB)

Six Spot Burnet - A Day Flying Moth

Six Spot Burnet – A Day Flying Moth

On Tuesday 13th August from 2-4pm join in the fun of a “Bee Scene” safari and learn all about the fascinating world of bumble bees. Or if you have ever wondered how bats fly in the dark then join the Somerset Bat Group on Wednesday 14th August at 8pm. The Group will be bringing along bat detectors to help you track these amazing nocturnal creatures.

Finally to end an exciting week of family fun, join in the Burrington Bug hunt on Friday 16th August 2pm-4pm.  Using nets and bug pots, find out what minibeasts are lurking in the long grass, and add your finds to the national “Bugs Count” survey.

‘These FREE events are a great way to have fun in the holidays, and discover what fascinating wildlife live on the Black Down and Burrington Commons”. said Stuart Bardsley Discovering Black Down Project Officer.

The events programme is part of a three year project to raise awareness of this importance of this site and the need for appropriate management to conserve and enhance its wildlife and heritage whilst ensuring that people can continue to enjoy this popular site for recreation.

To find out more details or book on any of these FREE events contact Stuart Bardsley, Developing Black Down Project Officer on 01761 462338, or email