FOR budding bee enthusiasts, the Bowland Hay Time project will be running a bumblebee spotting workshop on Friday, May 26 in Gisburn Forest.

The session will be a chance to learn how to identify some of the most common bumblebees found in the Forest of Bowland; plus an opportunity to find out all about the Bumblebee Conservation Trust's BeeWalks – and how to become a BeeWalker this summer.

With more than 40 walks, ranging from strenuous hikes to easy access routes and family activities, the annual Garstang Walking Festivals a way to explore the western fringes of the Forest of Bowland.

For a spring challenge, keen hikers are invited to join Forest of Bowland Peatlands Officer, Dom Hartley, for a walk to the top of Pendle Hill on Thursday May 25, when Dom will reveal the fascinating, but often unseen, world of peat restoration. From coir dams to cotton grass, participants will find out how work on the iconic local landmark is helping to slow the flow, restore habitats and store carbon.

RSPB will bring the month to a close with the last of their Bowland moorland safaris on Monday May 29 when they will be hoping to spot rare upland birds and other moorland specialities.

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