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Fife's Buzzing!

Fife’s Buzzing is an exciting new partnership project between Buglife and Fife Council.  We’ll create and enhance over 12 hectares of wildflower species-rich grassland across Fife with the support and involvement of the local community and school children.

Wildflower species-rich grassland provides an important habitat for invertebrates, especially pollinating insects, to nest and feed.

In Fife, there has been a significant loss of species-rich grassland to urbanisation, industrialisation and agriculture. Many of the remaining grassland areas are managed strictly for amenity use and consequently, support very little wildlife and few plant species.

 

As a result of the above loss in habitat, Buglife have joined forces with Fife Council to create and enhance 16 wildflower meadows totalling over 12 hectares across the Kingdom of Fife to create more healthy functioning ecosystems for invertebrates and for people.

Common carder bee (Bombus pascuorum) © Suzanne Burgess

Common carder bee (Bombus pascuorum) © Suzanne Burgess

As well as being important for wildlife, meadows also offer enormous benefits for people. The wildflower meadows will create stunning natural areas that will improve the quality of greenspace for local residents and visitors to enjoy and this in turn will improve people’s health and well-being.

Additionally, they will also be used as an educational tool by community groups and schools. Through the meadow creation events and bug walks and other activities, these meadows will bring communities together through their creation, management, use and enjoyment.

Fife’s Buzzing will use native wildflower seed and plug plants and introduce wildlife-friendly management to enhance the extent, distribution and connectivity of species-rich grassland. 

If you’re interested in volunteering on the Fife’s Buzzing project or attending events please contact Suzanne Burgess or call the Stirling Office on 01786 447504

Fife’s Buzzing is funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and Fife Environment Trust

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