Gardening for Bugs with Buglife Scotland (in person)

Sunday 28th August, 2022 - 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Kirriemuir Community Garden, St Mary's Field, West Hillbank, Kirriemuir, DD8 4HX

Gardening for Bugs is an informal open session which is part of the Kirriemuir Bioblitz 2022.

Pollinators are vital to our food supply. Learn how to help them thrive.

Come to the community garden and see simple habitats that you can create at home to help bugs in your garden. Stay as long as you like. Ask questions, and spot the difference between bees, butterflies, hoverflies and more.

There will be leaflets for people to take away. Come and chat. Discover the garden plants which are great for wildlife and see what bugs they may attract. Learn to identify the good bugs you need to encourage.

Claire will be surveying the bugs around Kirrie as part of the B-lines project during our Bioblitz weekend. If you want to learn how to do this, please get in touch with [email protected]

Claire will be adding the Pollinator surveys onto i-record – a national database of wildlife. This will help us see the difference we can make.

This session is being delivered as part of Buglife Scotland’s Strathmore B-Lines Project- a 2-yr project, working with communities and partners to restore and create wildflower-rich habitat within the B-Lines network, reconnecting habitats & helping pollinating insects move across the landscape. The work of Strathmore B-Lines has been made possible by funding from the National Lottery Heritage Fund and The Gannochy Trust.

Your host

Claire works for Buglife – the national charity supporting invertebrates. She is part of the B-lines project which runs through the north of Kirriemuir. The project aims to get people to support our biodiversity with bug friendly planting across Kirrie. You might have spotted areas of meadow and wildflower and pollinator planting around the town.

Why you should come

Bug populations have plummeted in recent years. The small stuff pollinates our food supply, and supports all the wildlife further up the food chain. It’s easy to overlook the small stuff. Lots of people in Kirrie have been planting for bugs and here’s a great opportunity to learn to do more. This session will help you learn about pollinators and how you can help them thrive.

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