Urban Buzz

Urban Buzz - Penny Metal & Alison Benjamin

Location: Willow Gallery Oswestry , 56 Willow Street
Oswestry, Shropshire, SY11 1AD
How have our thoughts changed about wildlife in urban areas? Join two urban wildlife specialists as they explore how life exists at even the smallest patches.
Part of the Oswestry Nature Festival.

Event details


A static map of Urban Buzz - Penny Metal & Alison Benjamin

About the event

What life is there in a small inner-city park?  Penny Metal spent five years observing a small patch in South London and identified a remarkable 555 species of bug, beetle and other insects. She will introduce us to her remarkable neighbours, including homeless bees, solitary wasps,  spiders who jump, harlequin ladybirds and snail-killing flies.  She will talk with urban beekeeper and author Alison Benjamin who has documented the decline of pollinators around the world and whose three books have helped transform the way we think about wildlife in urban areas.

This talk is part of a programme of events which make up Oswestry's first Festival of Nature, which runs from the 5th July to the 24th August 2019.

To find out more visit: https://willowgalleryoswestry.org/nature-festival/

All proceeds from the Nature Festival will be split between The WIllow Gallery and our nature reserves appeal.



£8 per person or you can buy a full festival ticket which provides entry to all 6 talks for £45

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Guide dogs only


The Willow Gallery is fully accessible to wheelchair users and people with mobility disabilities


Disabled toilet

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