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Pollinators are on the prowl at St Nicks

There are a few final places left on the York Urban Buzz Pollinator Prowl being held at St Nicks on Thursday 11th August. The event, which will be attended by Rachael Maskell MP, is a celebration of the diversity, beauty, and importance of insect pollinators, which includes bees and butterflies.

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Would you like a little more tea? Said the Mad Hatter

Yesterday, a great time was had by all at the Urban Buzz Pollinator Tea party held at Rawcliffe Country Park. There were bug hunts, story telling, face painting and a picnic, all to raise money for York based project Urban Buzz. Over 70 local children and adults attended the event to learn more about out bees, butterflies and other pollinating insects. They were treated to an afternoon tea, generously provided by Morrisons, Sainsburys and Tescos as well as performance of ‘The Hungary Caterpillar’ and ‘we are going on a BUG hunt’, captivatingly told by Gemma from Hoglets.

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Buglife welcomes new controls on Invasive Alien Species

White-clawed crayfish

Buglife welcomes the added protection, coming into effect on 3rd August 2016, provided by the EU Invasive Alien Species Regulation. Our increasingly connected world greatly raises the risk of spreading alien species through trade, recreation and leisure activities. Not all alien species are harmful, but the relatively few ‘invasive’ ones can compete with native plants and animals, introduce diseases and change the character of wildlife for ever. Vigilance is needed. The EU Invasive Alien Species Regulation came into force on 1st January 2016.

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Help Urban Buzz this summer by taking on a challenge!

Glen Gardens is awash with colour with its new wildflower meadow exploding with colour and buzzing with life. Part of York Urban Buzz, the Mosaic Garden at Glen Garden is one of the first of 100 sites across York to receive a ‘bee makeover’ to enable York parks to provide more homes for bees.

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Plymouth City Centre gets a Buzzing Boost

The Urban Buzz has well and truly arrived in the centre of Plymouth this year and it is starting to bloom, and buzz with bees, butterflies and other pollinating insects. To add to the fantastic flowers which are already in bloom over at Millbay Park and on many of the city centre’s major roundabouts and road verges, we have now moved right into the heart of the City centre and planted up some beautiful raised flower beds down New George Street and Cornwall Street.

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Pollinator Tea Party

Stuck for something to do this summer holiday? Join York Urban Buzz for a family friendly, fun, bee themed tea party and pollinator prowl! We have story telling by Hoglets, fun art activities, a pollinator photo booth, bug hunts and more! The event is to raise money for York’s Urban Buzz project which is giving 100 York parks a ‘bee makeover’ by planting wildflowers, trees for bees and opening ‘bee hotels’.

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