Bug counts and worm surveys are set to be the highlights of a forthcoming biodiversity event hosted by the University of Birmingham’s Winterbourne House and Garden in partnership with Open Air Laboratories (OPAL).
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Nature comes to life at Winterbourne House and Garden
Continuing the historic house’s series of free events about biodiversity, their next talk will focus on resources that the OPAL project can provide to those interested in wildlife and their local green spaces. OPAL is a national initiative designed to involve and inspire a new generation of nature-lovers and their next talk is open to the general public and will take place on Tuesday 6 March at midday.
OPAL want to encourage people from all walks of life to see themselves as nature detectives. The talk will explain practical tips for helping the environment and monitoring nature in your local area. Taking part in OPAL events is a fun way to interact with the outside world.
Lee Hale, Curator at Winterbourne House and Garden comments:
“We are often asked by our visitors about how they can help encourage wildlife and take a greener approach in their gardens, and we feel that the OPAL project is the perfect ‘way in’ for anyone who is interested in biodiversity and how that impacts on a larger scale.”
Previous talks in the series have focused on bees, shedding light on the recent revelation the decline of Honey Bees. Adam Bates from the University of Birmingham’s School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences, whose own research has been investigating pollinating insects, explained more about how we can encourage bees in our own green spaces explains:
“Part of the work of OPAL is to create a better understanding of the natural environment and by talking about practical things we can do, everyone feels more able to contribute. Whilst there has been a significant amount of media coverage of the decline of Honey Bees, wild species of bee have received much less attention, despite their importance for pollination and their own relative decline.”
Whilst getting your hands dirty is not a prerequisite of the talks, they are certainly very hands-on with things to look at and engage with. The next OPAL session in the series of biodiversity talks will take place at midday on Tuesday 6 March and is free and open to members of the public.
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