Resources

Everyone from schools to window box gardeners can help pollinators.

Many of our supporters offer excellent resources to help inspire you and get you started. Here’s just a few:

Assess your plot: how Bee kind is your garden?

If you’re wondering how to make your garden more pollinator-friendly, the Bumblebee Conservation Trust is here to help! Use their Bee kind tool to discover whether the flowers in your garden are bee-friendly and to get recommendations for other flowers you may want to plant to really get your garden buzzing.

B-Lines School Pack

Buglife has created the B-Lines project to build a network of wildflower meadows across the UK and help link existing wildlife areas together.  To encourage schools to get involved, Buglife has developed a set of pollinator teaching resources for primary schools including downloadable lesson plans supporting the National Curriculum. Great for schools, and fun for families too!

 


Website: www.buglife.org.uk

Managing hedges to benefit pollinators

Hedges can assist with healthy, diverse wild pollinator populations in farmland. The Campaign for the Farmed Environment has produced a helpful leaflet with advice for managing hedges with pollinators in mind.

Pollinator Monitoring Scheme

Monitoring pollinator populations is an important part in helping to understand and protect pollinators and their habitats. If you’d like to get involved, the Pollinator Monitoring and Research Partnership (PMRP) has developed the ‘FIT Count’ to engage volunteers of all ages and abilities in wildlife recording in their patch.


Website: www.ceh.ac.uk

Wild About Gardens

A partnership between the Wildlife Trusts and the RHS, Wild About Gardens has practical advice for things to do in your garden all year round