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Meadow making

Buglife are working in Radford Park with Plymouth City Council to create a new wildflower meadow as a part of the Plymouth’s Buzzing! project. The meadow will provide a burst...

12/11/2014

Plugs ‘n’ fun

A couple of days after the final adult volunteer session, it was the turn of the children to show us how to create meadows. On October 9th, Buglife and Urban...

04/11/2014

Plymouth’s Buzzing with another award nomination

Wildflower Meadows across Plymouth have been nominated for a 2014 Abercrombie Award. The awards are a celebration of planning and design excellence within Plymouth and the effort that has gone...

04/11/2014

Strictly Bug Dancing

Buglife Vice President Steve Backshall is an intrepid explorer, but he has probably never before done anything quite a brave as entering the national arena of Strictly Come Dancing.  So...

31/10/2014

Meadow creation, the people power way

On the 7th October the volunteers of Urban Roots completed the preparation of the Toryglen meadow through grass clearance and seed sowing. Using rakes, chromes, forks and wheelbarrows, we scarified...

29/10/2014

The Drugs (Neonicotinoids) Don’t Work 5

New scientific evidence from the US Government further emphasises that Neonicotinoids simply do not improve crop yields.  While in the UK the NFU and friends continue to try, using anecdotes...

20/10/2014

The Drugs (Neonicotinoids) Don’t Work 4

Why do farmers buy pesticides when the scientific evidence strongly suggests that some are not cost effective?  In previous blogs. I suggest that sales success can stem from fear, the need...

10/10/2014

The creation continues

Thursday saw the second major piece of work carried out in our creation of the meadow at Toryglen. I went along with nine members of the Urban Roots volunteer group and...

26/09/2014