Tuesday 1 April 2014
Talk: ‘Planting for bees in your garden’ by Dr Judy Webb
Ashmolean Natural History Society of Oxfordshire
The Old School Room, St Peter’s Church, First Turn, Wolvercote, Oxford, OX2 8AQ. 7.45pm.
Members: Free, Visitors: £2
Judy Webb is a botanist and entomologist involved in wildlife, wildflower and tree projects in Oxfordshire; her professional work has included pollen load analysis and forensic pollen analysis (palynologist) for the police. This talk will spend quite a lot of time focusing on bumblebees, solitary bees and flies.The talk is not just on trees but all kinds of flowers for bees – climbers, shrubs, trees, herbs, bedding plants, border perennials, annuals, bee friendly hedges, lawns, allotments; bee nesting requirements; and may touch on how to help rare plants by supporting specific pollinators.
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Friday 25th April, 7:30pm to 9pm
Talk: Horticultural gardens for bees by Katherine Holborne
Coach House, Quarry Road, Headington OX3 8NU
Katherine Harborne has run up to 40 hives and is keen to educate the public on how they can make their gardens more pollinator friendly. She is standing as a councillor in Headington in the forthcoming elections, and is active in promoting pollinator friendly policies in local government.
If I learn more about the second talk’s contents I’ll update this post.