Are bees in for a drastic decline in 2017?

Worldwide there are around 20,000 different species of bee, most of which are solitary bees, 9 species of honey bee and around 250 species of bumblebee. We have around 270 of those species native to the UK! Sadly all those wonderful species of bee are in for a drastic decline in numbers in 2017 due to … Continue reading Are bees in for a drastic decline in 2017?

Butterfly and moon gardens for moths

Butterflies are well known pollinators, fluttering from flower to flower on delicate wings during the warm summer months. Moths on the other hand are largely forgotten and not often thought of as critical pollinators. Instead many see moths as flame obsessed nighttime pests! Yet these beautiful creatures are vital pollinators which have been in decline for … Continue reading Butterfly and moon gardens for moths

Plant of the Week ~ Crataegus monogyna (Common Hawthorn)

This week we take a look at the first tree in our 'plant of the week' blog - Hawthorn. Read this week's post to discover why this plant is so invaluable to humans and wildlife.