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Bumblebee Safari at Hadfield

There was quite a buzz around Hadfield station on Friday 11 August, as families joined Friends of Hadfield Station and Friends of Glossop Station for a bumblebee safari. 

Gathering at the station, the families were introduced to the world of bumblebees and how the role of pollinators is essential for a healthy planet and growing food. Neil explained that residents of High Peak are lucky to have the rare Bilberry Bumblebee living on the heather moors around Glossopdale, and to keep an especially keen eye out for their distinctive orange tails. Attendees hunted for bees in the pollinator-friendly station garden then walked together to nearby Bankswood Park. A fun quiz was held in the park’s wildflower meadow, where everyone learned something about the brilliant world of bumblebees (did you know they can flap their wings over 200 times per second?). 

“The turn out was great. It was so nice to see the children, and some adult bumblebee aficionados too!” says Neil, Chair of Friends of Glossop Station.

Read all about it in the Glossop Chronicle: click here

Look out for other events from Glossop and Hadfield stations on the FoGS website: Friends of Glossop Station

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