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Field Studies Council: Bringing Environmental Understanding to All

Trees and Bees at Regents Park

  • Location: London
  • Tutor: Steven Falk
  • Dates: Saturday 28 April 2018 to Sunday 29 April 2018
  • Times: 10:00 - 16:00
  • Level: Beginners

Course Details

A wonderful opportunity to learn about the trees and pollinators at Regents Park. We will attempt to identify and list all the trees types by gathering foliage, seeds, cones and taking diagnostic photos. We will simultaneously try to identify and list all the species of pollinators flying in April, examine what blossoms and other flowers they prefer and where they might be breeding.

About the Tutor:

Steven Falk is an expert of both pollinators and trees and has published much on both subjects. He wrote the recently published 'Field Guide to the Bees of Great Britain and Ireland' (Bloomsbury) and co-authored 'British Hoverflies - an illustrated identification guide' (BENHS). His infectious enthusiasm is guaranteed to change the way you view municipal parks.


Day 1

  • 0930 Registration
  • 1000 Welcome, Health and Safety & Introduction
  • 1015 Morning session
  • 1300 Lunch
  • 1330 Afternoon session
  • 1600 Day 1 finishes

Day 2

  • 1000 Welcome
  • 1015 Morning session
  • 1300 Lunch
  • 1330 Afternoon session
  • 1550 Taking your interest further and Course Reviews
  • 1600 Course finishes

Disclaimer All timings are approximate. This is an outline programme and may be subject to change according to the weather, requirements of the group or access restrictions to field sites on the day of the course

What to bring

  • Lunch and plenty to drink
  • Suitable clothing & footwear, waterproofs or sun cream as appropriate!
  • Notebook and pencil
  • Small bag to carry personal items

If you have one:

  • Hand lens
  • Tree / Insect identification book. Recommend ‘Collins Tree Guide’ (Johnson & More)

Health and Safety

  • There will be a member of staff with first aid training and access to a first aid kit on site.
  • If you have special medical requirements please let us know as soon as possible so we can plan the course.

Meeting point / Location

The Park Offices, Inner Circle, The Regent's Park FSC in The Regent's Park   https://www.royalparks.org.uk/parks/the-regents-park/visitor-information/opening-times-and-getting-there

FSC in The Regent's Park

FSC has been working in partnership with The Royal Parks to deliver courses since 2011. In The Regent's Park, we use facilities within the Park Offices to deliver courses, including classroom space, toilet facilities and refreshments. Most of our courses use sites across the Park allowing you to experience the diversity of habitats in this stunning Park. The Regent's Park, designed by John Nash, covers 395 acres and includes Queen Mary's Gardens which features more than 12,000 roses of 400 varieties, as well as the gloriously restored William Andrews Nesfield's Avenue Gardens. With excellent sports facilities spanning nearly 100 acres it includes the largest outdoor sports area in central London. The park also houses the Open Air Theatre, London Zoo, Primrose Hill, the country's largest free to access waterfowl collection and 100 species of wild bird.

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