Why Wild Bees Matter - Roselle Chapman, Wild Oxfordshire


Our wild bees and other pollinators are so important, but they are still the unsung heroes of the environment, gardens and countryside and continue to decline in number and range. The talk will identify what we can all do to help wild bees. Many of the actions we take to protect one pollinator species, such as flower rich habitat creation and reduction in pesticide use, will assist biodiversity as a whole.

Tuesday 21 June 2022, 7.30pm
Online event: https://didcotfirst.org/2022/06/21/may-2022-roselle-chapman-bees/

Roselle Chapman’s fascination for wildlife was developed whilst growing up on a farm in Norfolk. A BSc Hons in Marine Biology led to an eventful five years in Mauritius and the Seychelles working on predator control and species reintroductions for island restoration projects.  Following a PhD in bumblebee ecology and genetics at UCL and the Institute of Zoology, she went on to work for CEH and ZSL before joining the Wild Oxfordshire team in 2017 as Community Ecologist. 


Didcot Café Scientifique


Our free monthly talks (hosted by Didcot First) are currently held online. We hope to return to Cornerstone Arts Centre later in 2022.


Our ethos is for experts to enthuse the audience, so exhibits, power point, photos, short video clips, diagrams, maps, etc. are all very welcome.  Our average our audience size is between 40 -80 people and of varying ages and backgrounds. Our talks are advertised as being suitable for ages 16+ so that speakers can assume at least GCSE educational knowledge. In practice, quite a few attendees are world-leaders in their own fields but enjoy gaining an understanding of different areas of learning.


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