We have gathered together some resources to help you inspire you with ideas and advice on getting started. Click on the images to download one of the info sheets, or check out our Bucks Buzzing activities.
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Download the template and instructions to decorate your home or garden with some of our favourite bees!
No printer at home? Try drawing your own favourite bees, butterflies and other insects. We’d love to see what you come up with.Download the British bee bunting template
Butterflies are not only beautiful and colourful insects, but they are important pollinators! Learn about butterflies with our three butterfly colouring sheets. Once you’ve coloured in your sheets, why not try displaying your creations as butterfly bunting?Butterfly Colouring Sheet 1
Butterfly Colouring Sheet 2
Butterfly Colouring Sheet 3
And don’t forget about moths! Moths are a diverse and spectacular group of insects, as well as being important pollinators, so we have a colouring sheet for moths too.Moth Colouring Sheet
At the Bucks County Show 2019, we brought along some fun colouring activities. We asked people of all ages to decorate a wildflower with their favourite thing about nature and add it to our wildflower meadow. Click to download our wildflower cut-outs.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Is there something else you would like to see here? Please contact Bucks Buzzing, we’d love to hear from you.
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