Build a bug a home at Buckingham Festival of Ecology

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All things green and beautiful will be celebrated in Buckingham from June 15 to August 4 to celebrate the British Ecological Society’s centenery.

The Conservation Volunteers of Buckingham will be running an eight week fun-filled programme of nature and wildlife activities in and around the town called the Buckingham Festival of Ecology.

Learning about trees and bees and getting tips from a wildlife photographer, meeting live owls, seeing evidence of the Ice Age in Buckingham and building habitats are among the activities taking place.

All events are free to attend and there is no need to book.

The events are:

Building for Bugs – June 15, Maids Moreton Avenue, Page Hill Avenue, 10.30am to 12.30pm;

Water Wildlife Photo Workshop – June 11, Burleigh Piece, Buckingham, 10.30am - 12.30pm;

Come and See About a Busy Bee, June 25, Buckingham Athletic Sports and Social Club, Stratford Fields, Stratford Road, 7.30pm - 8.30pm;

Owls in the Evening – July 1, Buckingham Primary School, Foscott Way, 7pm to 9pm;

Bird and Bat Box Building – July 13, Maids Moreton Avenue, Page Hill Avenue, 10.30am - 12.30pm.

Guided Tree Walk – July 17, The Railway Walk, Chandos Road car park, University of Buckingham, 7pm - 9pm;

Underwater Safari – July 20, The Railway Walk, Chandos Road car park, 10.30am - 12.30pm;

Walk Back in Time! – August 4, Sand Pit Nature Reserve along Stratford Road, park at Page Hill Avenue, 10.30am - 12.30pm.

Activities may be suitable for children as young as four through to young people and adults. Children must be accompanied by adults and appropriate clothing should be worn. For more information, visit