Events

Nature Overheard: Acoustic Monitoring for Insects Through Community Science

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Free webinar with Dr Abigail Lowe from the Natural History Museum about how you can help investigate the impact of noise pollution on insects. Nature Overheard is a national programme of community science activities run by the Natural History Museum which aims to investigate the impact of noise pollution on insects. This talk will outline […]

The Plight of the Bumblebee: A 12 Year Reintroduction Case Study

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Free webinar with Dr Nikki Gammans (Bumblebee Conservation Trust) about the Short-haired Bumblebee reintroduction project in Sout East England. The Short-haired Bumblebee project was a 12-year-long landscape reintroduction and habitat restoration project in south Kent and south East Sussex. Dr Nikki Gammans outlines its aims, achievements (and what also didn't go so well) and its […]

Refurbishing the Bee Hotel: Different Bees, Different Needs

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Free webinar with Dr Linda Birkin and Isobel Sexton report their findings on what does and doesn't work when it comes to creating successful bee hotels. Putting up a bee hotel is a popular - and accessible - wildlife gardening activity, but typical designs are very focused on the needs of a small sub-set of […]

Spiders, Earthworms and Beetles: The Impacts of Cover Crop Frost Tolerance

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Free webinar with Dr Amelia Hood from Reading University presenting the results of a collaborative experiment looking at invertebrate-associated ecosystem benefits from cover crops. Cover crops are used in arable rotations to protect the soil between cash crops (e.g. wheat, barley). Cover crops need to be removed before cash crops can be planted, and this […]

Butterflies Through Time: Climate Change, Conservation & Historic Specimens

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Free webinar with Matthew Hayes discussing how historical specimens and modern-day research allow wildlife of the past to inform conservation of the future. Combining historical specimens and modern-day research allows wildlife of the past to inform conservation of the future. In this talk, Matt Hayes (Cambridge University) discusses research currently being carried out on Wildlife […]

Bees and Heatwaves: Preparing For A Warming World

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Free webinar with Yanet Sepulveda and Isobel Sexton about a project investigating the impacts of extreme weather on bee populations. As heatwaves become more frequent and intense, it is essential to understand how pollinators respond to such extreme conditions. The Buzz Club's Bees and Heatwaves project involves volunteers from all over the UK to help […]

The Noble Jewel-wasp: The Range Expansion of a Brood Parasite

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Free webinar with Aaron Bhambra looking at the potential reasons behind the range expansion of the Noble Jewel-wasp. The Noble Jewel-wasp (Hedychrum nobile) is a recent colonist to Great Britain, recorded for the first time in 1998. This brood parasite has experienced a rapid range expansion throughout England over the past 20 years, following the […]

Hoverfly Lagoons Project: A Journey into the Past, Present and Future

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Free webinar with Dr Ellen Rotheray about the highly successful Hoverfly Lagoons project and introducing aquatic habitats into small spaces. The Hoverfly Lagoons project was invented in 2016 for the University of Sussex’s Buzz Club, a citizen science charity exploring wildlife gardening techniques for insects. The aim was to trial artificial habitat, essentially small water […]

Bees and Beyond: Ecosystem Services at a Garden Scale

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Free webinar with Dr Linda Birkin exploring the importance of gardens for the wider environment in which they are nestled. Gardening success and invertebrate activity are deeply intertwined, for better or worse! Demonstrating that the beneficial side of this relationship vastly outweighs the negative is hugely important for maximising the ecological value of gardens - […]

A World of Wasps: Researching the Ichneumonid Wasps

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Free webinar delving into the understudied world of Ichneumonid wasps. Huge numbers of insects are hosts to parasitoid wasps, and one of the most successful groups of wasps is the Ichneumonoidea, or Darwin Wasps. Despite the ubiquity of Darwin Wasps, they are comparatively neglected by researchers and naturalists. Dr Gavin Broad looks at research on […]

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