Urban Buzz York

Urban Buzz came to York in 2015 with great aspirations. We had challenging targets to hit:

  • Create/enhance 25 hectares of habitat suitable for insect pollinators
  • Develop 100 Buzzing Hotspots
  • Engage 600 people with habitat creation

Across the city there has been transformation of green space to now vibrant and colourful space. These areas have been chosen to increase the population and diversity of insect pollinators. However, it’s not only the butterflies, bees, and hoverflies that will benefit. Local people and visitors now have a wider range of locations to relax and enjoy nature on their doorstep. and fascinating life cycles.

From wildflower margins to woodland glades, from bulbs under turf to bee hotels, and from fruit orchards to flowering parks, Urban Buzz York has been a great success. Thank you to Biffa Award, Garfield Weston Foundation, City of York Council, and all who have been involved in creating these fantastic pollinator habitats.

With Support From:

  • Biffa Award
  • The Yorkshire & Clydesdale Bank Foundation
  • Mr James Brown
  • Mr Richard Jones
  • Ms Alison Reboul

Help us to stop the extinction of invertebrate species

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From £3 per month, membership directly supports our vital conservation work. In return you receive member benefits and our bi-annual Buzz magazine.


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Our work would not be possible without your support. Bees and other invertebrates need help to reverse the catastrophic declines in their numbers. Please donate today and together we can restore vital habitats and rebuild strong populations of invertebrates in the UK.

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