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Bumblebee Identification Workshops

The workshops are suitable for beginners and are free.

The workshops will cover the identification of all Hebridean bumblebee species, including a look at bumblebee ecology, lifecycle and conservation.

You will need: a packed lunch, suitable shoes for a short walk and if available a hand lens or ID guide.

Booking Information

The courses are organised by Bumblebee Conservation so you will need to register your interest using the links below:

4th August on Barra - Booking Information

8th August on North Uist - Booking Information

For anyone wishing to join the workshop on North Uist from Harris/Lewis, the course elements can be adapted to the ferry timetable so that you don’t miss anything too important as you will need to leave earlier than the timing indicates. Please contact the organisers via the booking link if this applies.

New Publications - OHBR Leaflets

This year we have produced two new leaflets in the Wildlife of the Outer Hebrides series and an information leaflet on Marine Non-native Invasive Species. They are produced as part of the Natural Hebrides project, supported by Scottish Natural Heritage, to help connect more people with their natural environment.

Leaflets are available from tourist information offices, libraries, museums and in some cafes and hotels, and can be down-loaded from this page.

  • Hoverflies of the Outer Hebrides
  • Mammals of the Outer Hebrides
  • Marine Non-native Invasive Species
  • Recently Published

    Hebridean Naturalist 17

    Flora of St Kilda

    New Websites

    Marine and Freshwater Algae of the Outer Hebrides

    OHBR algae website

    Hebridensis - Outer Hebrides Wildlife Website Hub

    Hebridensis web site