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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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.