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A walk focussed on heathland insects

27th July @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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An opportunity to see some of the insects that make heathland such a special habitat. The Horsell Common Sand Pit is a hot spot for solitary bees and wasps, including the Bee Wolf and the Green-eyed Flower Bee.

The famous Sand Pit, notorious as the site of a Martian invasion in H.G. Wells’s War of the Worlds, is now home to 1000s of Bee Wolves! The shallow bowl makes it a very special habitat for these and other amazing creatures.

Leisurely walk lead by Horsell Common Preservation Society trustee, entomologist Andrew Halstead.

FIND US: The walk will start at 2pm from Sandy Track Car Park, Horsell Common. See map. What3words: anyway.rubble.double.

FREE. Suitable for all. Some rough ground. No dogs please.

TO BOOK YOUR PLACE: Please email: rupert.millican@horsellcommon.org.uk. (Fully booked)

Entomologist Andrew Halstead showing insects to members of the public

Exploring the insects of the Sand Pit at Horsell Common, Heath Week 2019 with entomologist Andrew Halstead.


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27th July
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Horsell Common, Sandy Track Car Park
off Shores Road
Woking, Surrey United Kingdom
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