Bees and Bee Orchids at Silverlink

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Join Gordon Port and James Common and set out in search of bees and Bee Orchids at Silverlink Biodiversity Park.

Event leads: Dr Gordon Port and James Common

Event length: 1 session, Saturday afternoon, 2.00pm-4.00 pm

Event cost: Free to NHSN members

Silverlink Biodiversity Park is a hidden gem in urban Tyneside.

Join Gordon Port and James Common for a special guided walk as you explore the wealth of invertebrate life to be found at what is a small but diverse local site, known to host Dingy Skipper, Six-spot Burnet, Fork-tailed Flower Bee and a range of vibrant insects.

As a group, we will also look for the sites elusive Bee Orchids. Whilst not guarenteed, numerous plants were found on site in 2019, with a smaller number seen in 2020.

Meet at the Silverlink Biodiversity Park car park (NZ 314 702) at 2.00pm.

*In the event of poor weather, such as heavy rain, this visit may be cancelled.

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