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Gloucestershire Naturalists' Society
Gloucestershire Naturalists' Society4 hours ago
🐝 🐝 Our Wild Bees 🐝🐝
An illustrated talk on the wild bees of the UK
By Roselle Chapman
To Gloucestershire Naturalists’ Society.
7th July 2021 at 7.30 pm.
Our wild #bees and other #pollinators are so important, but they are still the unsung heroes of the #environment, #gardens and countryside and continue to decline in number and range. The talk will identify what we can all do to help wild bees. Many of the actions we take to protect one pollinator species, such as #flower rich habitat creation and reduction in pesticide use, will assist #biodiversity as a whole.

Roselle’s fascination for #wildlife was developed whilst growing up on a farm in #Norfolk. A BSc Hons in #Marine #Biology led to an eventful five years in #Mauritius and the #Seychelles working on #predator control and species reintroductions for #island #restoration #projects. Following a PhD in #bumblebee #ecology and genetics @ucl and the Institute of Zoology, she went on to work for CEH and ZSL before joining the Wild Oxfordshire team in 2017 as Community Ecologist.
This is a Zoom talk which starts at 19.30, and the meeting will be open from 19.15 for attendees to sign in before the start.
To register and receive a link for this talk please follow the instructions on the email with this advertisement.
This talk is free to members of GNS
Non members are welcome to attend for a fee of Β£2.00 payable on the GNS website.
Please sign up well in advance of the talk, (at least three days) to give Barrie time to reply to everyone, and for any PayPal attendees to get their payment cleared prior to the talk. Glosnats.org @wild_oxfordshire @zsllondonzoo
Gloucestershire Naturalists' Society
Gloucestershire Naturalists' Society2 weeks ago
The next GNS Zoom meeting is planned for Wednesday 9th June 2021 at 7.30 pm.

🌳 The Forest of Dean, its Wildlife and Natural History by Barrie Mills 🌳

This talk is free to members of GNS – register by e-mail to Barrie Mills at bazmills48@outlook.com

Non-members are welcome to attend for a fee of Β£2.00 payable on the GNS website – register and pay using this link - glosnats.org

Please be sure to sign up for this talk by Sunday 6th June to ensure that you receive an invitation in good time!
Gloucestershire Naturalists' Society
Gloucestershire Naturalists' Society2 months ago
The Dark-edged Beefly (π΅π‘œπ‘šπ‘π‘¦π‘™π‘–π‘’π‘  π‘šπ‘Žπ‘—π‘œπ‘Ÿ) is very common in our area at this time of year. This pair was seen in a parish churchyard enjoying the sunshine on Saturday. The less common Dotted Beefly (𝐡. π‘‘π‘–π‘ π‘π‘œπ‘™π‘œπ‘Ÿ) was also seen there but was more camera-shy at the time.
Gloucestershire Naturalists' Society
Gloucestershire Naturalists' Society8 months ago
A Ichneumonid wasp looking quizzical from Steve’s moth trap a few days ago. There are around 2500 species of these and some are still getting named! At this time of year this is most likely Ophion obscuratus (although there are some confusion sp.). Can anyone confirm? @natural_history_museum @uglosbioscience @adamhartscience #wasp #nature #science #conservation #recording #gloucestershire #biology #invertebrate
Gloucestershire Naturalists' Society
Gloucestershire Naturalists' Society8 months ago
The golden plover survey is this weekend Sat 17/Sun 18 Oct: Post your GP, Lapwing and Curlew sightings on BirdTrack for the International Wader Study Group’s once-every-6-years survey
Photo: Richard Tyler @gloswildlife @uglosbioscience @wetlands_international @wwtworldwide #gloucestershire #golden #plover #lapwing #curlew #birdsurvey #wetland #october #nature #conservation
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