The Bilberry Bumblebee, as the name suggests, forages on bilberry when it is in flower, and late in the summer forages on heather. In between it uses a wider range of flowers and hay meadows are an important source of nectar and pollen in this period.

Are you interested in finding out more about the bilberry bumblebee?
A rare bumblebee in the UK, still found in the Shropshire Hills.

A group of us are keen to conduct surveys to learn which areas on the Stiperstones are important for the bilberry bumblebee, but we need help!

If you would like to get involved, come along to a training afternoon on Monday 20th June, 1.45-4pm, parking at the Bog car park, Stiperstones.

For further information see the leaflet HERE. If you’d like to book a place on the training please ring Anne Yeeles on 07484644541 or email Tess Pearson at