Gardening for Bees
We all know how important it is to “grow flowers for bees”, but which flowers suit which bees, and how can we make our gardens more attractive to a wider, and more diverse, range of pollinating insects?
In this session Brigit will discuss relationships between pollinators and flowering plants; explain why it is important to provide habitats for nesting and hibernating, as well as nectar and pollen rich plants; and talk a little about bees’ life-cycles and mating behaviour. She will also introduce us to some of her favourite garden bee species.
Brigit Strawbridge Howard is a wildlife gardener, amateur naturalist, and advocate of bees. Based in Cornwall, she writes and campaigns to raise awareness of the importance and diversity of native wild bees and other pollinating insects. She is author of Dancing with Bees: A Journey Back to Nature.
Winter Webinars with the Severn B-Lines Project
This talk is part of a series of talks from Dec 2021-Mar 2022 with the Severn B-Lines Project. With talks from guest speakers, you’ll learn how you can help pollinators over the colder months and how you can get involved with the Severn B-Lines Project.
To see what other talks we have coming up, check out our events page: https://www.buglife.org.uk/events/
For more information on the Severn B-Lines Project, follow the link: https://www.buglife.org.uk/projects/severn-b-lines/
What is the Severn B-Lines Project?
The Severn B-lines project, funded by the Defra Green Recovery Fund, aims to address pollinator declines in Shropshire, by creating a beautiful network of flower-rich habitats that are good for people and pollinators alike. The project is part of the UK-wide B-lines network and will see existing wildflower-rich habitats linked up via the restoration of species-rich grassland.
Buglife are working with Shropshire Wildlife Trust to deliver 20 hectares of wildflower-rich habitat creation and restoration across Shropshire, from near Whitchurch down to Bridgnorth. We are working with local councils, community groups, private landowners and other organisations taking in farmland, gardens and amenity grassland. Together, we will create a network of wildflower habitat which benefits pollinators and people that live in, work in and visit the area.