Wicklow Mountains National Park: Bumblebees for Beginners, 29th May

Date Released: Friday, May 13, 2016

As pollinators decline over Ireland, never has the recording of bumblebees been so important. Join us for a short talk at the Education Centre Wicklow Mountains National Park and a walk around the Upper Lake area of Glendalough and learn how to identify these furry little insects.

Where: Meeting at the Education Centre, Miners’ Road by the Upper Lake, Glendalough.

When: Sunday 29th May 2016 @ 11 AM

Practicalities: Adults and older children only. No dogs. This event is free of charge but please be aware that the Upper Lake car park (Wicklow County Council) has a €4 charge. There will be a short presentation about the ecology and identification of bumblebees at the Education Centre. This will be followed by a short, easy walk around the Upper lake area of Glendalough to search for and find bumblebees. The event should conclude by 12.30 PM.

Booking: Booking is essential. To book, please phone the Information Office Tel: 0404 45425 (open daily, 10 am to 5.30 pm). Booking will be taken from Sunday 15th May.

For more information about events at Wicklow Mountains National Park, please see our website or contact us at 0404 45656 / 0404 45425 or email