Creating a buzz at Loch Leven

Kirsty Nutt

Thursday 21 July 2016

RSPB Scotland Loch Leven is celebrating small things this week as the bumblebee meadow path by the Wetland Trail is now officially open and the Big Butterfly Count begins [note 2].

The wild flowers in the bumblebee meadow are in bloom and giving plenty of opportunities for visitors to get to know their pollinators, spotting bees and butterflies, and have a great summer day out.

There is also a special event in the bumblebee meadow - What's black and yellow and goes buzzzzzz? - on Sunday 24 July from 2-3.30pm. Participants can enter the world of bees, wasps and hoverflies and see if they can tell friend from foe. Tickets cost £6 for adults and £4 for children (RSPB members half price) and are available from the RSPB Scotland Loch Leven visitor centre or by calling 01577862355.

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Editor's notes:

1. The RSPB is the UK's largest nature conservation charity, inspiring everyone to give nature a home. Together with our partners, we protect threatened birds and wildlife so our towns, coast and countryside will teem with life once again. We play a leading role in BirdLife International, a worldwide partnership of nature conservation organisations.

2. The big butterfly count takes place from 15 July - 7 August. Visit bigbutterflycount.org/for more details.

Last Updated: Tuesday 28 August 2018

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