Loughborough University’s Fruit Routes Summer programme of events

Loughborough University’s Fruit Routes project is back with an exciting day of fun filled events.

Staff, students and the local community are invited to enjoy a range of free activities taking place on Wednesday 17 June.

This year’s project focuses on bees and moths and will kickstart with a visit to the bees and information about the University’s apiary from 3 – 5pm.

Wild and bee tea will be available from 3:30 – 6pm at Barefoot Orchard, opposite Pilkington Library.

Following this is an evening walk around the Fruit Route with artist and designer Anne-Marie Culhane, which begins at Barefoot Orchard.

Later at 9:30pm, Graham Finch from the Leicestershire Entomological Society, will host a talk about moths and then run a late moth trapping session also on the Fruit Route to end the evening.

The Fruit Routes Project provides an enriched habitat for people, plants, insects and animals, as well as a location for cultural activities and outdoor learning and is managed by the Sustainability Manager at Loughborough University Jo Shields, working with project founder artist Anne Marie-Culhane.

Jo Shields comments: “We are delighted to be able to offer a day of events on the Fruit Routes in the middle of summer. We have lots on offer and all are welcome.”

Anne-Marie added: “It is important to celebrate Fruit Routes in terms of its biodiversity value as well as a source of local food and cultural life. We hope lots of people will come along, see it with new eyes and enjoy taking part in this award winning sustainability project.”

*All events are free to attend. The bee visit/University apiary information tour will require booking via email.

To book or for more information please email environment@lboro.ac.uk or call 07849 073394.

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