National Trust Colby Woodland garden is putting on events and activities every Wednesday and Thursday throughout August. Events that will engage and inspire participants and get them closer to nature at the same time. One of these family friendly events 'Buzzing about Colby' will focus on searching for bumblebees and other insects, such as ladybirds and Shield bugs, but whatever we can find at the time. Held on August 21, 27 and 28, several of the activities will be delivered by Clare Flynn. Clare is currently undertaking bee transect studies at Colby; this is important research work as not everyone realises just how important bumblebees are. They are charming creatures and a pleasure to see, but they also do an essential job which many people take for granted. If bumblebees continue to decline, then we face ecological turmoil. There will be some creative activities to complement these activities and a chance to have a go at creating some 'wild art' with local artist Tina Cunningham of Sculpture by the Sea on August 21. At number 18, wild art is one of the National Trust's national campaign 50 things to do before you are 113/4. Numbers 31 and 36 will be covered in 'Buzzing about Colby' by hunting for bugs and making a home for a wild animal. Other 50 things activities Colby is offering to visitors this summer include pond-dipping, den-building, plant it, grow it, eat it, tree climbing, to name just a few. You can reserve places on 'Buzzing about Colby' by 'phoning 01834 811885 or just turn up on the day. It is just £2 per child and the event runs from 11 am - 3 pm. Colby are as ever indebted to their volunteers who help to continuously maintain the beautiful gardens and some who also support these activities with their time. Visit Colby on Facebook or visit their website for more events and activities coming up this summer">