Urban Buzz was a project designed to create habitat for our much loved pollinators including bees and butterflies. The project worked across the city with various groups to explore different ways in which sites such as parks, road verges, school grounds and other publicly accessible land could be improved. 100 buzzing hotspots are going to be created including wildflower patches, woodland plants, spring bulbs, tree planting and other buzzing hotspots all to provide more feeding opportunities or our bees, with help from local volunteers, community groups, schools, Universities and more.
Thanks to the enthusiasm and hard work of 561 volunteers and dedicated partners, 112 Buzzing Hotspots were enhanced for pollinators with wildflowers, bug-friendly garden plants, flowering shrubs, nesting habitat and a host of other work. Urban Buzz Leicester worked in high profile locations such as Abbey Park, Victoria Park and Castle Hill Country Park and with partners including Leicester City Council, the University of Leicester, Naturespot and the network of committed Friends of Groups- all working together to bring colour and wildlife backs to our parks and open spaces.
Leicester is a city known for its commitment to the environment and green agenda, being noted in the Ecologist as one of the top 10 greenest cities in the UK, making it a perfect partner city for Urban Buzz. In addition to the cities green credentials, the city also has some fantastic nature reserves and local wildlife sites which make perfect sights for Buzzing hotspots, sites such as Aylestone Meadows, Castle Hill Country Park, Evington Park, Bradgate Park, Western Park and more.