B-Lines South West

The South West is of national importance for bees and other pollinating insects due to the unique conditions resulting from a combination of a favourable climate and great diversity of high quality habitats like coastal cliffs, sand dunes, wildflower grasslands, heathland and moorland.

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South West B-Lines

The region is home to nationally rare and threatened bees, and for some species, the South West supports a national stronghold or the last known population in the UK.

Special areas for our threatened pollinators include Bodmin Moor, the North Cornish coast, and the Lizard Peninsular (Cornwall); the South Devon coast, Dartmoor and Exmoor (Devon); the Dorset heaths and chalk grasslands; the Forest of Dean and parts of the Severn River valley (Gloucestershire); the Somerset Levels and Mendip Hills (Somerset); and Salisbury Plain (Wiltshire).

But these important habitats are diminishing in size, and becoming increasingly isolated.  Our B-Lines projects in the South West will expand and reconnect wildflower-rich sites across the region, boosting the numbers of pollinating insects in our countryside and helping other wildlife such as bats.

Are you on a B-Line?  Find out here!

West of England B-Lines

The West of England B-Lines Project is a partnership between Buglife and Avon Wildlife Trust, and will create a network of B-Lines linking wildflower-rich areas across the West of England from the west to the east, and from the north to the south, linking the Cotswolds with the Mendips, cities to the countryside, and the coast to the hills.

Find out more and get involved here.

South Devon B-Lines

The South Devon B-Lines Project is a partnership between Buglife and South Devon Area AONB, and will create a network of B-Lines linking wildflower-rich areas across South Devon from the west to the east, and from the north to the south, linking Dartmoor to the coast, and linking our towns and urban areas to the countryside.

Find out more and get involved here.

Everyone who lives, works, owns land or goes to school on a B-Line can help, even if only in a small way.

Look at the project pages and partnership pages, to see some of the activity going on in the South West and look at our map above to see where we need to be doing more.

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