Shropshire Council rangers at The Mere in Ellesmere are delighted to be hosting the Buzzing Bee Safari on Saturday 14 July.

The rangers will be welcoming the Bumblebee Conservation Trust who will be leading the activity Bee Safari.

Visitors will be accompanying Sue Stewart and Ron Rock on an educational guided walk around the picturesque Mere. You’ll learn about bee-friendly greenspaces and most importantly, about bumblebees.

The Bumblebee Conservation Trust have a mission to halt, then reverse the decline of bees. The bumblebee conservation offers many different roles for volunteers, providing support and learning opportunities across all ages, including hard to reach groups. These activities benefit bees by working with people who are experiencing social exclusion, though learning disabilities, mental health issues or unemployment. A key part of the trust’s work is training to identify bumblebees and to encourage participation in surveys.

In addition to the Bee Safari, The Mere at Ellesmere will offer the usual broad range of attractions including a large play area, boat hire, woodland walks and tree trails, The Boathouse and a chance to operate the remote cameras peering into heron’s nests on Moscow Island.

The family fun event will begin at the Warden’s Bungalow on Saturday 14 July, 11am-4pm. The Bee Safari will be taking place from 12pm-2pm, beginning at the Bee Metropolis. Call 07458 087305 or email for more information.