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An Insect Walk on Horsell Common

1st August @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Pretty pink poster advertising the Heath Week event. Full details below.

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 Sand Pit, famous as the landing site of the 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 entomologist and Horsell Common Preservation Society trustee, Andrew Halstead.

FIND US: The walk will be held at Horsell Common near Woking, Surrey GU21. Meeting point confirmed on booking. Free parking available.

FREE. Suitable for all ages and anyone able to negotiate heathland paths. BOOKING ESSENTIAL! No dogs please.

BOOKING DETAILS: Booking opens on 1st July on Eventbrite.


Entomologist Andrew Halstead showing insects to members of the public

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


Sometimes circumstances beyond our control mean that last minute changes have to be made. Please check this website for the latest details before attending any of our Heath Week events. 

See the rest of the Heath Week programme


1st August
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Horsell Common
Horsell Common
Woking, Surrey GU21 United Kingdom
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