Two years ago The Hive hosted our Buzzing about Wildflowers photography event at Kew Gardens, with funding from Grow Wild. We also launched our mobile photography activity pack which is full of ideas and styles to try.
To celebrate this, we are holding a Buzzing about Wildflowers virtual event.
Here's how we'd love you to get involved and complete our Buzzing about Wildflowers challenge!
- take a look at our mobile photography tips on social media, or take a read through the activity pack
- try out the different photography styles, using wildflowers, the outdoors and nature as inspiration. If you need some ideas, check out Alexia's blog, where she details flowers she spotted on a woodland walk!
- you can try as many different styles as you like, but you need to try out and send us at least 5 different photo styles to earn a badge
- direct message your photos to The Hive's Facebook or Instagram, or email them to firstname.lastname@example.org. Let us know which styles you tried and what you enjoyed. Please include your name and which area you are from (county/region) as well as a completed image consent form
- we'll share your photos on our socials and you'll get the link to claim your badge!
Please make sure you include a completed image consent form for the event when you send us your images. You can attach this as a file to an email or Facebook message, or send screen shots via Instagram.
We will share your photos throughout this weekend and next week. For those that share their photos with us, you will be sent a link to claim a The Hive badge after the event. Be sure to check our Instagram and Facebook channels and use the hashtag #thehivewildlifechallenge.
We can't wait to see your photos and hope you have fun learning a new skill and getting outdoors!
-The Hive Team
Why are wildflowers so important in the UK?
Flowers are a vital part of wildlife helping not only bees but butterflies, caterpillars, beetles, insects, birds, moths and bats. They provide nectar for bees and butterflies, leaves for caterpillars and beetles to eat and hide in, insects hibernate in stems, they produce a scent which helps attract moths further helping to attract bats and their seeds become a source of food for birds! They are keeping bees alive while they busily pollinate the flowers. So keeping your garden with wildflowers not only looks amazing, you also know you’re helping a whole ecosystem to survive.
Some common wildflowers you may have seen include Corncockle, Pyramid orchid, Cow Parsley, Daisies and Ramsons. You might recognise a few below: